The Velvet Glove by Harry Harrison:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Wonderful short story details the adventures of Jon Venex, a robot with a special past and unique capabilities. An out-of-work robot has to take whatever work he can get; in this case, Jon takes a job that he should have left alone. Select an invention:

Blue Collar Robot
An autonomous robot required to find its own work.

Human Object Recognition - people making robotic life easier
System uses human beings as an aid to robotic object recognition.

Intelligent Trash Sorting
Robots sort the garbage - almost completely.

Regen-Buds
Small collection of cells that can regrow into human limbs.

Robot Trash Collectors
Robots that drive and operate garbage trucks.

Undercover Detective Robot - who am I?
Specialized robot masquerades as different robot types to spy on criminals.

Vehicle Sleep Sensor
Better stay awake, the machines know if you're sleeping.

 

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