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Technology clears a path for putting robots to work

Emphasis shifts at consumer show

A modified iRobot Create can pick up a piece of paper. The iRobot, unlike the Roomba, does not vacuum or clean. A modified iRobot Create can pick up a piece of paper. The iRobot, unlike the Roomba, does not vacuum or clean. (wiqan ang for the boston globe)
By Hiawatha Bray and Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / January 8, 2007

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LAS VEGAS -- Robots have been instrumental in exploring Mars and doing heavy-duty industrial work for years, but robots for consumers have mostly been pricey toys. Now, as the largest consumer technology trade show opens today in Las Vegas, personal robots are striding away from the toy aisle and toward the tool department. (Full article: 1204 words)

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