Q.U.R. by Anthony Boucher:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Engineer Quinby decides that since androids are often charged with performing specific tasks, why not make special purpose robots, instead of imitating all-purpose humans.


('Q.U.R.' by Anthony Boucher)

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Royalties For Imitation Learning Subjects
A payment to people who are used as subjects for imitation learning by robots.

Usuform Robot - not a mechanical man
A robot designed strictly along functional lines.

Usuform Robot Bartender - with tentacles
A robotic bartender that is designed along purely functional lines.

 

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