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The exterior of an office building. The following panels show various robots at work: an alarm clock-like robot announcing a taxi pickup for a scheduled appointment; another serving dishes with multiple arms and wearing an apron that says “kiss the cook”, a vacuum. Animal-like robots interact with a human, and a giant long-necked robot lifts loads on a construction site.
Such self-aware robots are by and large recognized as individuals and productive members of society.
Some work at places like Kansa, an agency that provides staffing for a variety of temporary and longer-term jobs.
These include standard business and domestic services, therapy and general companionship, not to mention the myriad needs of many other industries as well.