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Future e-business opportunities with companion robots

Nandhabiwat, T. and Fung, C.C.ORCID: 0000-0001-5182-3558 (2008) Future e-business opportunities with companion robots. In: 7th International Conference on e-Business 2008 (INCEB 2008), 6 - 7 November, Bangkok, Thailand pp. 192-198.

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Computers, Internet, mobile phones and many new devices have changed the modern living significantly. In particular, the development has opened up many new businesses both online and offline. A few decades have also passed since the first generation robots have been put to work. Today, technological advancement in robotics has once again opens the door leading to new ways of living with personal companion robots. In addition to services and work, it is believed that the new generation of robots will be able to play and be a companion, entertainer, teacher and even as a life-saver. Not only will this generate revenues and investments in the robotics industry, this predicted future will also create many new e-business ventures. This paper presents a preliminary study of companion robots from the technical aspects and proposes the concept of future ebusiness opportunities with companion robots.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Information Technology
Publisher: Rangsit University
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