Bill Gates on progress

…there are “less robots than I would have guessed”…

Fewer, Bill. Fewer robots.

But yeah, it’s not obvious what robots might be useful for, other than for manufacturing and vacuuming. It’s very hard to build general-purpose robots. And for what tasks would having a robot be worth the upfront cost and  the disadvantages of having something with a lot of moving parts that’s expensive to fix and upgrade?