South Korea Creating a Robot Utopia
The government has been randomly distributing experimental robots to households and businesses. Most of these perform simple tasks such as cleaning, but developers are working on robots that can "read" human emotion and provide true companionship.
South Korea prides itself in being a technological guinea pig, testing and adopting technologies long before they appear elsewhere.
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Source: New York Times