Niche Robotics

Androids are assigned niche, previously human roles in society

Implications - It's no secret that the goal of robotics is to lessen the need for human labor; this concept has reached new heights as robots made specifically to fulfill niche roles in society are developed. The replacement of humans by robots begins with uncomplicated, yet necessary positions. This speaks to the strengths of the technology and hints at more futuristic use of robotics.
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Chinese Police Robots - The E-Patrol Robot Sheriff Uses Facial Recognition to Track Criminals
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This Year and Hot 960 Clicks Pub: Feb 21, 17
Chinese Police Robots
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This Year and Warm 1,903 Clicks Pub: Jan 30, 17
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This Year and Warm 343 Clicks Pub: Jan 31, 17
Automated Cargo Robots
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This Year and Warm 190 Clicks Pub: Jan 10, 17
Robotic Campus Retailers
The AVE Used SoftBank's Pepper Robot to Drive Foot Traffic
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Child-Minding Robots - The 5elements Robot Nanny Can Watch Your Children and Follow Them Around
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This Year and Average 735 Clicks Pub: Jan 29, 17
Child-Minding Robots
The 5elements Robot Nanny Can Watch Your Children and Follow Them Around
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