ROBOT: Jobs for the bots

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu Feb 08 2001 - 13:42:02 MST

I like this development, because unlike most AI projects, it makes bots
practical, appealing, and potentially very profitable. Now, that's
They're mobile, they're autonomous and they're right outside your door.
After years of hype and crushing failure, robots are ready to start
serving us in our homes. You can already buy one to mow your lawn.
Vacuuming and polishing are next. OK, all-purpose domestic servants
they're not. But they're real robots and their only desire is to make your
life easier. The second generation will water plants, fix toilets and even
fetch beers from the fridge. You'll wonder how you ever lived without


Stay hungry,

--J. R.

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