Combat Robot: $1.25 a Pound August 2008, Page 28
For many builders, combat robotics is about pushing the engineering envelope. You know, how many extra volts can we hammer through the system before it flames out?
2016 is the year of the chat bot — a forecast supported in part by the launch of messenger bots for Facebook and Microsoft platforms, among others. Chat bots — introduced nearly 50 years ago — are software agents that can create text dialogue that resembles something that a human might produce. I expect this latest generation of chatter bots — tied to voice recognition and generation — to make a significant impact in the self-driving car market.