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Ceiling mounted robot arm

Retrieves items within car or office
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This robot arm is attached to the ceiling in your car or office. A video camera coupled with multiple cameras watch where you place items. When a new item is introduced into the car it scans a database of known items (purse, lipstick, pen, briefcase, condom etc). Unrecognized items are queried and added to the worldwide database. Instead of taking your eyes off of the road you can request the location of item or ask the arm to bring you/passenger the item. The arm could also disable car-jackers or talkative back seat drivers. The emergence of RFID in every product will assist in identification. For those that can't hold on their money install in older cars to have arm turn on your radio by voice command.
Widgit, Apr 11 2005

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       I could use something like that in my house.
whippinggas, Apr 11 2005
  
      
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