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August 5, 2011 /  Nivea

One day in the robot house

AS I walk across the wood-tiled floor of an IKEA-furnished living room, my footsteps appear in real time as shimmering blue footfalls on a computerised map of the room. In one corner, a robot with a single purple eye stands, brooding.

What I’m seeing is the robot’s laser-radar view, shown on a nearby laptop, of the obstacles on the floor – and I am just one of those obstacles. This is my first taste of the technology that twelve British volunteers will experience as they live with a selection of domestic robots in a semi-detached house in Hatfield, UK, over the next few months.

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