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The Robots Are Coming!

Mark your calendars -- 2007 is the year of the Robot!

The robotics field is expected to see a huge surge in the next few years, in both the home and industrial markets. According a report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), the chances of having a robot perform menial or even hazardous tasks has increased dramatically.

The report predicted healthy growth for the use of home-robots, from 610,000 today to more than four million in 2007. Industrial-class robots will continue to grow and continue to extend their record 18 percent rise in the first half of the current year.

So keep an eye out on your lawn, your wash, or that building down the road that's scheduled to be torn down. With Episode III almost done, Artoo and Threepio are bound to be looking for work.