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Old 20th June 2010, 22:36
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Heheh. I *think* the robots are to do things like taking away dirty linen, bringing clean things ... generally fetch and carry.

The word "robot" does, of course, bring to mind odd mental images. Some wee thing, like the ones from the old telly advert* for instant mashed potato, going to patients and saying things like:

"Oh, it is time to take out your kidneys" "Oh?" "What do you mean, mere human, that this is not correct and you are in here for a heart problem such that any other little shock might kill you? You are human and wrong and I am robot and right!"


"You will have breakfast!" Ooh, circuits all wrong. Porridge all over patient and all over bed.

Or attempting a heart transplant operation - very fine until things get tricky. Then it's a case of "this program has encountered a Serious Error. Redo from start."

* For benefit of overseas people and young people, this is the old telly ad I had in mind: YouTube - Smash advert
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