Currently, the future of smart homes relies on connected devices that communicate with each other, in order to create customizable user experiences for added efficiency and comfort in our lives. Now a new breed of camera-enabled devices within the connected home is adding the important social element into the mix.
Since the days of the Jetsons, the promise of home automation has been centered around the realisation of practical robots. As we move forward into an explosion of connected possibilities and the rise of the robot era, what role will robotics play in the future of the smart home?
There are now countless connected home products available, but are they actually "smart"? Sean Lorenz believes mainstream consumer adoption of connected home products will only happen when we begin aggregating data from different manufacturers, then apply deep learning and artificial intelligence to turn that data into something useful.
With more than 54% of the world's population now living in cities, many citizens are learning how to make do with less space. Hasier Larrea, CEO of MorphLab argues that the use of robotics holds the key for making living spaces act like if they were twice or three times bigger.