Future Robots presents a creation during the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR)
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The robots are designed for children as young as five and are being launched this year in a crowd funding effort, the former Google and Amazon executive said.But play is just one of the many areas of robotics on display at the show, from simple one-task robots that can clean a roof gutter or barbecue grill to others that can be a kind of companion to the elderly.There are also so-called telepresence robots, including the Double Robotics device seen on TV shows such as NCIS Los Angeles.ABI analyst Philip Solis said robotics was moving more slowly than industries like tablets and smartphones and was dominated by single-task robots.But the big news in this field, he said, is Google's acquisition of several robotics firms, which could help boost the artificial intelligence needed for multi-tasking robots.
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