The corollary that robots must work in human spaces, is that much of the biggest gains in the past century relied on building infrastructure to make the technology feasible (railroads for trains, power lines for electricity, fiber optic cables for internet).

Building a general purpose robot may be like building a 18-wheeler without the interstate highway. I don't think such a robot could reach large scale adoption without equivalent investment (whether it's tooling, affordances, and reconfiguration of spaces)

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