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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