Posted on June 9, 2012

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Written for SciFi4Me.com

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Several years ago, I was watching a cartoon show called Cubix: Robots For Everyone.  I watched it mainly because it came on right before The Jackie Chan Adventures.  As I watched the program, I began to ponder why we don’t have robots like we see in science fiction.  Things eventually became clear.

Though they might not be as ubiquitous as in the Star Wars universe, robots are everywhere.  It becomes fairly obvious when we understand what robots are.  Robots are machines which autonomously analyze and carry out tasks.    Usually when we think of robots, we think of R2D2, C3PO, Lt. Commander Data, Cylons, The Terminator, The Robot from “Lost in Space”, and so on.  But robots are often as simple as an automatic garage door opener or sliding doors at the supermarket.  In fact, since some robots can be “piloted”, people drive their robots on city streets…

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