I got to thinking. [Insert joke by DocLor or RichE] Oh, I was thinking about robots. I don’t have human looking robots but I have a few things that do what I tell it to do by a push of a button. I also came to the conclusion that the off timer or off sensor has made all the difference in the world. Starting a machine is easy. Telling it to stop when you are not around made it a one button process.
I take these “robots” for granted. I don’t pay them. One of the simplest is the little pot that boils my hot water for me. Fill it, push a button, and wait. The other is the microwave that weighs my food then sets the time to reheat it. I think one of the earliest “robots” in my life was a pop-up toaster. Press down and pop goes the golden brown. Funny I never see pop-up toasters in Japan. It is toaster ovens. (Counter space is at a premium so multi-functional is a must.)
I think the only thing in my life that has advertised as a robot is my Roomba vacuum cleaner. Poor Rosie the robot got replaced by a low curvy model with no apron.
How about you what robot do you have in your life? I believe an ActiFry counts.