points out Businessweek's article on the predicted coming wave of office robots
. These include offerings from Willow Garage, Anybots, and Smart Robots, all designed to automate certain bits of office-building meatspace gruntwork, like ferrying mail and making coffee, but more intelligently and smoothly than previous generations of such tools. Smart Robots has posted a scenario describing the benefits of office life with robots
; a test run of robots from that company is set for early 2012 at "a major office building in Manhattan."