We are, of course, already surrounded by robots or machines and at Squeamish HQ we like to try and embrace leaps in technology. Particularly leaps in technology that involve household chores. So we have come up with some robots we don't fear, nay, we look forward to them. Now we know (most of you) aren't robots but SEE IF YOU CAN SPOT A THEME here...
2. If we're talking about robot risings, my juvenile brain goes straight to sexbots. Sorry... I also can't walk past a forest without sniggering about wood.The robot I really want already exists, but I'm too cheap to buy one. Arise, Roomba, overlord of my hoover- hating dreams! F1Kate
3. I have problems with robots. I'm not afraid of a robot uprising, the zombies will have to deal with that so it doesn't bother me), but for a robot to do all the tasks I'd expect of it, to the standard I'd require, it would need human level intelligence. And then we've pretty much reinvented slavery with a 3 year warranty thrown in. That said, I think DJ Roomba is incredibly cool. They should be a standard feature. Gareth
4. When I was a child we went to this Japanses exhibition at the V&A and outside in the garden they had a cafe with lots of different Japanese sweets and this tiny little white blocky robot that had a tray. It was very short and I didn't much see the point. I imagine in the future sex robots being very popular, I can imagine them having synthetic skins and being a bit of a bitch to clean. On that note, if I could choose a robot to make my life easier that wouldn't be it. I really would just be the tiny disk like hoovering robot [Oh, you mean ROOMBA, like everyFRICKINbody else? - ed] I saw in a few episodes of Breaking Bad. I hate hoovering. Squeamish Nicola
5. I am suspicious of Roomba's ability to negotiate corners, so unless it can do corners I don't want it. I think we only tend to find robots spooky when they have faces, or something resembling eyes. Watching us. Monitoring us for weaknesses. So I would probably stick with the machines we already have - just with a few improvements. Basically I think the following machines should finish the job; dishwashers should put away dishes, washing machines should dry and put away clothes and touch screen ticket machines at the station should ACKNOWLEDGE MY TOUCH. Squeamish Kate