Are the robots coming to a home near you?

Within seven years, all homes will have a robot, according to Shin Kyung-chul, CEO of Korea-based Yujin Robot, and he sees robots replacing some workers. The company manufactures a cleaning robot, an education service robot, an open-end robot platform that developers can use and has an elder-care robot in the experimental stage. However, Catherine Rampell says there is no need to be anxious about an android takeover. She notes, however, "that automation has increased living standards and rendered our workweeks both safer and shorter."

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