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8 Robots That WillChange Your Life

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Scores of new robots are in the works. Many of them hold great promise of improving productivity in offices, in factories and on farms. Here are eight examples already on the market, or headed to commercial production in the next few years. The slideshow begins by clicking the navigation bar to your right.

Sales of industrial robots will grow from less than $1 billion this year to about $3 billion a year by 2015. Sales of domestic robots -- robotic floor cleaners and the like -- will climb to $5 billion by mid-decade, about five times the mark hit last year. The largest user of robots,
however, will continue to be the military as it seeks
to have machines, rather than humans, face lethal risks.

8 Robots That WillChange Your Life
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