Will Robots Ever Replace People in Day-to-Day Life?
This week’s question concerns robots. Scientists are saying that humanoid robots like those seen in the new movie "Surrogates" are not that far from reality. In the movie, realistic robots take the place of people in day-to-day life and no one worries about crime or pain, as their robots can self-heal. In the real world, armies use remote-controlled robots to attack enemies and destroy land mines. Anybots - a Mountain View, CA company founded in 2001 - currently offers a 35-pound, 5-foot-tall robot that allows the user to be two places at once and remotely travel, see, hear, and talk. What do you think? Will technology advance to the level of robots replacing people in day-to-day life?