what will future bring us? try to relate your answer with the world of autonomous robots, or what will robots bring us in future, or what will future and robots bring us.
There's robots and there's robotics. I think the latter one will play a much larger role than the former. Science fiction has suggested that robots will become part of our daily lives much as the computer has, and perhaps they will. But I haven't seen a lot of progress in this area beyond the novelty prototype stage in Japan. Robotics, on the other hand, is already widely used in manufacturing, and some suggest it will be used much more often in medicine in the near future. With nanotechnology, it may become much more possible to use miniature robots to aid in heart surgery and the like, with less invasive procedures and shorter recovery times.
I think the future of "robots" is in nanotechnology...microscopic robots that will do surgery and go places (space, ocean, underground) that we've never been able to go. We've already seen technology begin to change medical science, but I think it's just the tip of the iceberg. Someday, minirobots will probably blast apart kidney stones before they become a problem, eliminate unreachable brain tumors, etc.
I am not a scientist by any means, however I am not sure that we are quite ready for robots to do much more than routine chores around the house. Not that they would not be able to do more, I just don't see the general public being able to afford much more than that.
One way I think that "robots" will change in the future is medically. Robotic surgery is a reality now but I believe that in the future it will become much more common and a lot more advanced. There are many advantages related to this kind of robotic technology such as quicker healing time , it is less invasive, not as much blood loss, etc.
I do not think there is any possibility of robots becoming autonomous. I think they may develop some form of intelligence but not nearly enough to make them "human." I do not think that robots will take over the world like seen in many science fiction films. I think in the future they will just make our lives easier.
My guess is that robots will not really do much more for us in the near future than they do now. We have been having predictions about all these things that robots will do (Jetsons) for decades now. They have not come true.
I think that robots will continue to do about what they do now. They will make stuff for us in factories, they might learn to vacuum our carpets and mow our lawns. They might be able to do some kinds of dangerous work like clearing land mines. But I do not see walking talking robots doing stuff for us like servants.,
Autonomous robots refer to robots which are able to work in an unstructured environment with relatively limited manipulation by humans. It is quite unlikely that robots like that will be used very much for reducing human toil in their private lives like we use household appliances like washing machine or dishwashers. The use of autonomous robots is likely to be widespread only in application in which the environment not fit for supporting human life or in application that pose danger to life of people. For example robots are likely to be used for space research or for detecting and defusing mines in a war zone.
It is possible to develop robots able to do jobs like vacuum cleaning of house, or mowing of lawns. However the cost of manufacturing and using such robots is likely to be very high to justify their common use. Robots that are able to read thought of people is still a concept in science fiction.
Currently robots require mechanical inputs from users in order to function (for example you must type on your computer and click your mouse to navigate to this post). At the very least (in the case of AI) robots are pre-programmed with some specific objective goal or task.
IN THE FUTURE robots will be able to read our thoughts by sensing the electromagnetic signals produced by our brain waves. We will essentially be able to telepathically tell them what to do. At first this will be done through the wired headset (see links), but eventually this technology will become "wireless" to the point of essentially being able to blue tooth your brain to sync up with all machines near by to order them around at will. This could ultimately be coupled with robots that contain large amounts of hard drive space to effectively store large volumes of our thoughts on a hard drive.