In 1921 the word “Robot” (meaning “labor”) was introduced by Czech writer Karel Čapek. In his play “R.U.R.” (Rossum’s Universal Robots), robots seem happy to work for humans. That changes and leads to the end of the human race due to a hostile robot rebellion.
In august 2008 Sega Toys launches the “Dream Hamster” robot. The company is targeting (Japanese) women 20 to 40 years of age and expects to sell 100,000 units per year.
Aren’t they cute?