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Will robotaxis be commercialized by next year? Updated: 2021-09-03 17:02:28 KST

The future of autonomous devices is drawing near.
South Korea's largest automaker, Hyundai Motor, earlier this week said it'll be launching its first robotaxi using autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. with joint venture Motional available through the Lyft app.
U.S. EV company Tesla announced plans to develop a humanoid robot called "Tesla Bot," with completion expected by next year.
Top food delivery service in Korea, Woowa Brothers is developing a completely independent self-driving robot which would be the first of its kind in the world.
For more, we have professor Hyunchul Shim at KAIST, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

How safe can we expect these autonomous vehicles to be? Isn't it too early to see driverless vehicles on the streets carrying not just passengers, but paid customers?

By when do you expect such unmanned automated vehicles to become our daily means of transportation?

Woowa Brothers is testing Dilly Z, an autonomous robot.
The company faces some regulatory restrictions such as traffic laws. What are some regulatory challenges the industry faces in general? What should be done to allow further innovation?

Elon Musk, as always, has grand plans for the future. This time with the development of a humanoid robot prototype dubbed the "Tesla Bot" which will do chores for humans.
Is this a possible future? If so, how long do you think it will take for this to become feasible? What are the dangers that will follow?

Driverless cars and humanoid robots apparently both use the same artificial intelligence technology. Could you explain the technology behind these devices?

How do you project the future for automation technology? How far have we come and how much further do you think we can go?

Alright. Professor Shim. Thank you for your insights we appreciate it.
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