Robotics Expert Says ‘Kids Born Today Will Never Drive a Car’

Published by , January 2, 2017 1:50 am

(MarketBusinessNews) Director of UC San Diego’s new Contextual Robotics Institute, Danish-born Professor Henrik Christensen, said in a recent interview, “My own prediction is that kids born today will never get to drive a car.”
Christensen says he and his colleagues see advancing robotics and automation pushing two trends. One trend will be the return of manufacturing jobs to the United States – primarily from Southeast Asia. The other trend is the displacement of workers as jobs become automated. Christensen predicts there will be fully automated, driverless transportation in the U.S. by 2020 – displacing human truck drivers and taxi drivers.

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