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>> It could be the ultimate technological solution to a problem most of us didn't realize existed. This is a pizza making robot. With three arms, it's triple the speed of a human. For the French creators, the future is a network of autonomous 24/7 restaurants. But even their business rationale seems a little half baked.
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> Robots allow customers to personalize their pizza at any time of the day, even 2 in the morning.>> Robots in Singapore recently made the news for tackling another niche task perhaps better left to humans. The dreaded assembling of IKEA flat-pack furniture. To get the robot to assemble a dining chair in 20 minutes, it took the scientists three years of programming.
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They say in five to ten years the robots could know what to do just by looking at instructions or a finished item. For now, people at home may find it quicker to just tackle the manual themselves.>> And it's not only humans being pushed aside by robots in strange places.
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This British nursing home is getting visits from a new K9 companion. Interaction with animals is a proven benefit for the old and infirm. Except biscuit is made of plastic, wires, and sensors.>> Hmm, hi.>> Maybe they would have preferred a real dog. And while the pizza robot is still being put through its paces in Paris, staff at the local Italian restaurant agree, sometimes simple man-made solutions are all you really need.