The End of Manual Labor? Google Subsidiary Unveils Humanoid 'Atlas Robot'

Chris Menahan
Feb. 25, 2016

Google subsidiary Boston Dynamics yesterday released an astonishing video of their new humanoid 'Atlas robot' which demonstrates remarkable human-like balance while walking through the snow and getting shoved by a hockey stick. CEO Jason Calacanis told CNBC the robot may signal "the end of manual labor."
"This is really the end of manual labor. When you watch this video, he's walking through the snow; he's wobbly, but he gets back up," the tech investor told CNBC's "Squawk Alley."

"Manual labor is going to end in our lifetime, and in this video you can see how close we really are. It's a huge societal issue with jobs, but it's going to be a huge lift in terms of efficiency of companies that nobody expected."

[...] "It's picking up packages right now. These things are going to be walking down the street 10 to 15 years from now, delivering pizzas; they're going to be in your office moving packages around."

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