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Thursday, July 22, 2004

Robot librarians

...and to think we were all worried about Google taking over our jobs... ;-)


  • At 9:52 pm, Blogger Allison said…

    There's a rather amusing cartoon on this item in the current issue of Computeractive. I tried looking for it on their website but couldn't find it so if you're interested, you'll have to buy a copy (£1.35) or take a sneaky look at the bottom of page 8 when you visit a newsagents next.

    'Course anyone wot hid behind the sofa in the 60's knows Daleks are not really robots but feeble mutants hiding in a glorified mobile suit of armour with a dodgy speech synthesiser!!

  • At 10:17 pm, Blogger Allison said…

    Apologies for forgetting the University URL given in the article:


    I was unable to find any reference to robots on the site, but for those wanting more info the following may be of use:

    Escola Superior de Tecnologia i Ciències Experimentals (School of Technology and Experimental Sciences)
    Campus del Riu Sec
    12071 Castelló de la Plana
    Tel: +34 964 728456
    FAX: +34 964 728451
    E-mail: estce@uji.es

    Before librarains get too worried, I did read something about "robot doctors" carrying out doctors ward rounds somewhere...

  • At 8:51 am, Blogger Alan said…

    There is an interesting discussion of some of the points around this on Slashdot.


    As usual with Slashdot you have to dig through the dross to find the gems.

  • At 8:29 pm, Blogger Allison said…

    I've only had a quick look at the it.slashdot.org/article Alan mentioned, but would recommend it to all librarians for some reassurance & for lots of fun. Anyone else hoping to see "I, Robot?"


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