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When New York Times writers get to review robots, they go to any length to get the real inside scoop.

My boyfriend called me the next day and asked if I was sleeping in the same room with Nuvo. When I told him we were sleeping in the same bed, there was an awkward pause.

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For $6,000, the Nuvo doesn't do much, but Mark Allen fell in love with it all the same. The real reason for robots, it seems, is companionship.

I, Roommate: The Robot Housekeeper Arrives [NYTimes]

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