Despite decades of development, robots have remained essentially programmable industrial machines full of motors, gears, wheels, and pulleys. While that’s an effective approach to building industrial robotics, it greatly handicaps a robot’s ability to reliably function in a world designed for bipedal primates with opposable thumbs and fingers. However, recent breakthroughs in computing and materials science are paving the way for truly human-like robots. How is this technology evolving? What are the implications? How can you profit? We’ll show you.