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Robot Servants Are Going to Make Your Life Easy. Then They'll Ruin It

a Katie Couric profile to coverage in just about every outlet, folks couldn't get enough of this little robot with a big personality poised to bring us a step closer to the world depicted in "The Jetsons" where average families have maids like Rosie. In the blink of an eye, pre-orders climbed passed $1.8 million and blew away the initial fundraising goal of $100k.

But, should we let robot servants into our lives?

Jibo is almost too adorable to resist. Sleekly designed with a curvy, clean-looking white enclosure and a dark round face, this teensy-weensy gadget looks downright adorable when doing what it does best: taking family pictures, reading stories to our kids, ordering our pizza, and just hanging out, being polite and sociable. While some might find Jibo over-priced or functionally limited, there seems little else to object to. Right? Not so fast.

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