When Will We Actually Have Robots To Do Our Chores?

Ever since the Jetsons aired on TV, we’ve been promised robots that would take care of all of our chores and housework, right? Well, we’re officially in the future, so where are our robots?!

Experts predict that around 39% of the time spent on housework and caring for loved ones could be automated by 2033.

I’ll believe it, when I see it!


The chores most likely to be automated by robots or AI are:

  • Getting groceries
  • Shopping
  • “Using services”
  • Household cleaning
  • Dish washing
  • Cooking
  • Ironing and folding clothes
  • Laundry

Technically, groceries can already be handled by a delivery service. But maybe this means robots and AI could also handle the ORDERING? I guess, if they’re also doing the cooking, that pretty much makes sense.

The least likely stuff to be automated mostly involves other living things, like:

  • Childcare
  • Escorting a child outside the home
  • Interacting with children
  • Pet care
  • Making or mending clothing
  • Caring for an adult
  • Car maintenance
  • Gardening
  • Teaching children

Are you threatened by robots or AI handling these chores & activities or do you welcome it? Do you trust robots or AI to take care of you or do you think they’ll end up taking over the world?



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