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Zeppeline Potentielle

English

A few months ago, I was giving a job interview for the robotics company I work in. At the end, the person took something in their bag and showed me a drawing: “Look, I had an idea! Why not make a female version of the robot?”.

They had basically drawn the robot’s head and added lipstick, eyelashes and a flower on top. I was already a bit touchy on this subject, especially since I just had had a discussion with my colleagues about the robot exhibition that took place in the Paris Musée des Arts et Métiers. Indeed, at the entrance, two humanoid robots were welcoming the visitors. One of them looked exactly like the other, with the addition of breasts and lips…

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