The rise of the robotic servant

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The rise of the robotic servant

Chores are the bane of domesticity. Dull and repetitive tasks have already been farmed out to robots in industrial workplaces, so why not our homes, too? On a small scale, they've already arrived, just not quite in the way film and TV promised. For this week's Rewind, we take a look at some of the highlights in the history of robotic servants.

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  • Fresh cuts
  • Arok and roll
  • A grown-up toy
  • Our robot friend
  • Make room for Roomba
  • Helping hands
  • The age of the bar-bot
  • More kawaii than killer
  • Nightwatch bot
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