Principles of robot design

I’m trying to think, through Lirec about what the difference is between designing a robot and designing a teapot. I will probably go back to Don Norman’s book (even if I hated it the first time around) shortly but in the meantime, here’s 3 little things I’m thinking about that would possibly justify developing a robot versus a “machine”.

– Does it do the job better than a human?
– Does it help a human?
– Does the human care about it?

Dunno. Still thinking.

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