5 robots that want to lend a hand

From cleaning gutters to serving cocktails, these robots are built to help you.

Factory Worker

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If you work on a manufacturing line, your future co-worker could be a robot. Boston-based Rethink Robotics has created Baxter, a new manufacturing robot that performs a variety of repetitive production tasks right next to people. The robot doesn't need high-tech programming; anyone can teach and show the robot how to do a job, such as packing boxes and assembling products. The robot can detect human presence and interference, which ensures its safety around people.

- Last updated January 14 2013 05:53 AM ET

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