New era nears, experts say

Science fiction is quickly taking a back seat to science fact. Just look at A Roadmap for U.S. Robotics drafted by the country's leading roboticists. By 2030, it says, robots will be everywhere.
At the gym, they'll help you train. In operating rooms, flea-sized robots will zip through your blood vessels to repair tissues. Using voice commands and hand gestures, humans will control robots in the cold vacuum of space, while bots deep underwater and high in the air will collaborate to protect the U.S. from natural disasters and military threats.
That's the robot future envisioned by researchers at top U.S. universities including Georgia Tech, MIT, Stanford and Carnegie Mellon.
Full text of the article in the NBC News.