I, Robot Librarian

may . hanumay at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 21:47:40 EDT 2004

hello all --

an interesting article from the bbc technology news --

Robots get bookish in libraries 
By Jo Twist 
BBC News Online science and technology staff  

Robots have disappointed humans so far in their ability to mix and
help people in their everyday lives. Other than industry and research,
they have mostly been for entertainment.

But a group of robotics researchers at University Jaume I in Spain is
working on a robot librarian which could deliver the promise of a
helpful bot.

The prototype has cameras, sensors and grippers so it can locate and
collect a book. The hope is that one day teams of service robots could
work in libraries.


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