Robots are the future, but even as the amount robotics inventions rises at a rapid pace, the U.S. is lagging behind. While the U.S. military has invested a lot of time and money into drones, the rest of the U.S. is lagging behind.
The next step in transformative technology is already here, and the United States runs the risk of getting left behind. The amount of robotics inventions is steadily on the rise, and the U.S. military is already in on the action. A few years ago, Air Force drones surpassed 1 million combat hours. Hobbyists are using platforms like Arduino to build their own robots, and they’re building them by the thousands. Tesla recently announced its intention to develop and market driverless cars by 2018. Last year, Chris Anderson quit his job as the editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine to found and run a robotics company.