A robot programmed to work on Shabbat will do it: clear the table, turn off the oven, control the a/c and click lights off and on - especially the bathroom one that gets turned off accidentally in the middle of the night by half-awake innocents.I can't wait to see what ShaBot 6000 will think of this.
According to the Hebrew press, “Shabbat Robot” is the brainchild of White Box Robotics, a subsidiary of Frontline Robotics.
The robot is meant to replace the traditional Shabbos Goy - a controversial term used for non-Jews hired to perform work-related tasks for Jews on the Sabbath.
But it’s gonna cost ya; About $4000 when product hits the market.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
A "Shabbos goy" robot?
Posted by Elder of Ziyon at 5:55 AM