In the 20th century we called the Cable guy. In the 21st century, it will be the Robot Therapist. The Robot Therapist is the guy or gal who makes sure your domestic AI is feeling up to snuff.
In the last 12 months, the IMN horizon scanners have “spotted” and introduced to you the “cutting edge” of robotics.
- IMN trend spotter, Mark Juane, introduced you to JIBO, the world’s first Family Robot.
- We also put Pepper, the world’s first affectionate robot, on your radar.
- IMN trend spotter and Dream Whisperer, Geoffrey Baines, spotted new developments in Virtual Therapists and how they help humans be more honest.
- In a recent Dispatch from the Future we introduced you to a Robot Chef
If by 2050 robots will carry a heavy load of responsibility around the house, what job opportunities might this present for humans?
(Note: I want to be sure to recognize and give proper credit to the Inspired Minds Initiative. Along with IMN findings, we’re going to use their Careers2030 findings as fodder for our brainstorming and Ideating here.)
Given our aging population, robots will assist in elderly care. Their responsibilities will range from home security to cooking and cleaning. As some of our most vulnerable citizens become increasingly dependent on robots, maintenance and repair of these indispensable machines will become super important. That means that making sure our domestic AI is functioning properly may be a highly demanded future occupation and potential new business opportunity… for humans. Until the robots take over that job too anyway.
Check out the IMN Trend Spotting: