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'Robotic harassment' is coming to a workplace near you

Mechanical colleagues, a professor warns, can be pretty annoying

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Humanoid robots work side by side with humans at a Glory money-handling machine factory north of Tokyo.   © Reuters

TOKYO In many ways, robots are the ideal colleagues. They boost productivity, they only take vacations when they need a tuneup, and they never complain. Yet, as robots show up in more workplaces, some people are finding them to be a source of anxiety.

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