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

Human Object Recognition - people making robotic life easier

Intelligent Trash Sorting

Regen-Buds

Robot Trash Collectors

Undercover Detective Robot - who am I?

Vehicle Sleep Sensor

 

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I Love Ceiling-Mounted Robots
re: EM Forster
(10/1/2020)

Armano Remote Control Excavator
re: Niven and Pournelle
(9/29/2020)

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re: Gene Roddenberry
(9/27/2020)

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re: Neal Stephenson
(9/25/2020)

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Gyroscopic Median-Straddling Mass Transit Vehicles
re: Kenneth Brown
(9/21/2020)

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re: Cordwainer Smith
(9/19/2020)

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re: Jack Williamson
(9/17/2020)

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