Are robots ready to take over the household chores?

The next time conversation is flagging at your dinner party, or you are fretting over the discretion of the butler serving guests on your superyacht, consider RoboThespian.

The life-size droid can sing you a song, tell jokes and welcome your guests with a speech. It can even recreate the gestures of your mother while relaying her call from the other side of the world. All this, to own, for just £55,000, a fraction of what Hillary Clinton would charge you for an after-dinner speech.

Entertaining, engaging and sometimes even useful, robots are popping up in homes around the world at a rapid lick. If you don’t already own one, your neighbour may well do; in a kitchen near you one may even now be beavering away vacuuming, folding clothes, cleaning windows, mowing lawns or unblocking drains.

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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