Late last year, Andy Rubin, who runs Google’s robot group and is a co-founder of Android, visited Kaist, a public research university in central South Korea, to check out Hubo, a humanoid robot that can play rock, paper, scissors. Oh Jun Ho, the robot’s developer and a professor in the mechanical engineering department, says Rubin stayed for two days “and took two Hubos with him when he left.”
The robotics wars have begun. And america is far far behind. But as long as other countries and research centers are dumb enough to give America its technology for a fee, we will quickly catch up.
What is google planning with all these robots? no one is sure. Certainly you can put down the department of defence for some orders.