I think robots that have vision and manipulation as good as humans is a huge milestone that will happen in the next decade and is being underestimated.
I think grasping is going to be a solved problem in the next 10 years. It’s turned out to be an incredibly difficult problem, probably in part because we’re starting to solve it with machine vision, so (that means) machine vision did have to come first.
According to a McKinsey study on the state of automation, even today, 31% of the time spent by the world labour force is on performing manual labour task. This is the single largest category of jobs performed.
The technical feasibility of automating these tasks is still below 50% wherever there is any unpredictability in the tasks.
Enabling robots to comprehend and adapt to unpredictability remains elusive.
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