Since “adult” applications have driven the adoption of our most successful new consumer technology (VHS, DVD), so it’s hardly surprising that robotics is getting a boost from stripping.
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Forget about robots that will clean, cook or do laundry. It's the ones who will gyrate against stripper poles that might actually gain mass market appeal. After all, look at what porn did for prerecorded video and multiple camera angles did to spur DVD adoption. A means to an end.