Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

Microsoft wants to fire your receptionist, are you and I next?

, posted: 25-Jul-2008 09:52

Every year robots get a little more capable. In Japan where there has been a short supply of security guards they've built security robots to patrols malls at night.

Now Microsoft are showing off there latest foray in robotics with a new receptionist for their campus in Redmond.

I'm just wondering when someone will offer robotic replacements for you and I? And am I the only one who found it weird that a movie about Robots trying to take over the world was called i Robot (starring Will Smith) when possibly the world's largest manufacturer of robots for military and private purposes actually is also called iRobot? Spooky stuff.

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