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The Robot Butlers Of Science Fiction Are Your Home Servants Of Tomorrow

Robot butlers and maids can be far more useful in the home than your average Roomba. And now MIT has a project in hand to develop printable robots, hinting that home bots are en route sooner than you may think. Before they get here for real, let’s take a look back–from C-3P0 to Serge–at science fiction’s array of custom-made butler bots. Commence dreaming about what your own robo-butler will do for you.

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Robot butlers and maids can be far more useful in the home than your average Roomba. And now MIT has a project in hand to develop printable robots, hinting that home bots are en route sooner than you may think. Before they get here for real, let’s take a look back–from C-3P0 to Serge–at science fiction’s array of custom-made butler bots. Commence dreaming about what your own robo-butler will do for you.

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