Fiction writers and futurists throughout the 20th century predicted that as early as the beginning of the 21st-century people would be surrounded by robots as they are now surrounded by household appliances and electronic devices, and every person will have his own android robot that will serve as a servant, avatar or even a family member. However, nowadays we see android robots only at trade shows and in research laboratories. Why are robots still not сommonness?
Dmitry Grishin, the founder of the Grishin Robotics venture fund, says that soon we will witness a revolution in robotics - the same that led to the beginning of mass distribution of computers in the 80s of the last century and mobile phones at the beginning of 00's. As far as we now know, the impetus for these revolutions was the radical reduction in the cost of the elemental base and the emergence of value for the broad sections of society. At first, computers were the size of a room and worked only in science and industry applications, but then there were companies that made computers less and cheaper so that they could be used at home and in the office, and the computer industry boom started from that. Ordinary people immediately found them valuable, because the computer accelerated the work at times, and it was possible to play computer games on it. Also, mobile phones, when they appeared, were cumbersome and expensive, and only large businessmen used them - but with cheaper components and faster pace of life, everyone needed their mobile phone. Thus, in order for the revolution in robotics to take place, it is necessary to drastically reduce the price of the component base from which robots are made so that every person could buy a robot. This is the mission of the Robotar company - we are developing robotic components and devices that could reduce the average cost of anthropomorphic robot production by an order of magnitude, or even more.
Nowadays the value of robotics for the humanity is obvious - robots could replace people with boring, dangerous and low-skilled jobs, thus releasing people's time for higher-level tasks. For ordinary people, the robot can play the role of a toy, companion, nurse, guard, Avatar and many other roles, it can be shifted part of the responsibilities of cleaning the house, caring for people or animals, etc. In order for the robot to be able to work effectively in a human environment, it should be anthropomorphic - i.e. similar to the person. But at the moment advanced android robots do not go beyond the research laboratories, cost millions of dollars and are not sold in the free market. Robotar Company is able to change the current state of affairs - we will create cheap and functional anthropomorphic robots so that everyone can afford to own a robot. At first, it will be robot-avatars, controlled by man, then as the number and quality of software increases, it will be autonomous robots. Robotar Company will create a community of programmers to enable everyone to contribute to the development of robotics. We will also create a store of applications for robots in our production, where anyone can sell the applications he wrote.
Every year human life improves. A simple person has never lived as well as it is now and in the future, it will live even better. Our goal is to accelerate the speed of technological progress of mankind, and the introduction of robotics into the everyday life of people is its key factor. In the not-too-distant future, people will be able to use the transference of consciousness in the cyber body to overcome the flaws of fragile human bodies and radically prolong the lifetime, and we must do the first step on this path now.