Robot life of the future – archive, 11 September 1969
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11 September 1969: Robots could be used as slaves, to do the things human beings do not want to do, hears the International Congress of Industrial Design

Robots might do repetitive housework, such as cleaning, scrubbing, and washing-up, but it was unlikely they would do creative work such as cooking, Professor Meredith W. Thring, professor of mechanical engineering, Queen Mary College, London, said yesterday.

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