Robotics Companies Look to Near Future - Disruptions - NYTimes.com
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I like that the dog didn't like being walked by a robot.
Also they're going to have to drop the price below $400k before I can get excited: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/08/your-very-own-400000-robot/
Also, I love this:
It is hard to know how many robots are in use today because roboticists disagree on what a robot is. Must it have arms, or artificial intelligence, or facial recognition? The earliest definition of the word, which comes from the Czech word robota, means “forced labor,” or “slave.”
I had no idea!