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The Best Robots You Can Buy Right Now
The friendly kind, not the sentient ones that want to overthrow humanity.
Published on December 15, 2016

If you’ve caught up on Westworld or Black Mirror’s newest seasons, you’ve probably also considered how you can become the owner (and master) of your very own robot. Maybe you already own a Roomba and are looking to up your ante when it comes to humanoid relationships beyond vacuuming and mopping. Maybe you are very rich and feel that you’ve already purchased all there is to buy in the world, and you’re just waiting for inventors to create fun new toys for you to spend your coins on. Or maybe you’re like me, and you think that if you starred in Her you wouldn’t fuck it up like Joaquin Phoenix did.

So, before the robots get sentient and we all start going on unplanned road trips locked inside our driverless cars, here are some docile, obedient bots that you can actually buy and potentially befriend.

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Claire Downs is a writer and comedian based out of Los Angeles. She's written for Nickelodeon, VH1, Funny or Die, and Hello Giggles. You can follow her on Twitter @clairecdowns. She prefers Indica to Sativa, in case you're wondering.
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