Apparently adrenalized by Bill Gates's rousing Scientific American manifesto A Robot in Every Home, Congressmen Mike Doyle and Zach Wamp have called for the first robot caucus to convene in Washington. Spurred into action by the idea that "the robotics industry is developing in much the same way as the computer business did 30 years ago", Doyle hopes to promote robot awareness, work on robot policy, and educate Congress on issues in robotics to ensure "that our nation remains globally competitive". Wamp added that he looks forward to the caucus's first order of business: identifying which congresspeople are, in fact, robots themselves.

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Congress calls for robot caucus