Humans have long been fantasizing about robots that will do all the work for them. Sci-fi movies & books are full of references to Robots as companions, employees, security guard or murderers. We as a species are fascinated at the same time afraid of creating an Artificial Intelligence that can replace us in workforce and in life. But over the past century, all things we feared about technology have taught us that we evolve faster than we think we can and adopt to the technology and increase our productivity multifold. Over the past decade the ultimate dream of robots in home and robots doing everything for us is coming to fruition. Let's explore the technological breakthrough and the disruption it will cause, changing life for us as we know it.
Saurabh Palan is a Roboticist, with a Masters in Robotics from University of Pennsylvania, GRASP Lab. Over the past decade, Saurabh has spent time in Silicon Valley at various startups and big companies in IoT, Automotive, Robotics, Drones, 3D Printing and AI. He is currently a Product Manager at Google, working on Google Assistant. Saurabh is also a Board Member of Silicon Valley Robotics, a non-profit org that helps startups in Robotics from around to world, connect to partners, investors and advisors. Saurabh is also an advisor and investor in several startups.