"In science fiction one can say a great many things that are unpalatable, … because it's expressed as science fiction you can slip it past their defenses."
It's a little delivery robot, with a GPS locator so you can get your stuff delivered anywhere, anytime.
Compare to the Hopper from Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus (1954) by Isaac Asimov and the delivery robot from Podkayne of Mars (1962) by Robert Heinlein.
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