These incredibly beautiful machines wonder the hallways of your office looking to pick up and drop off mail, small parcels and photocopying. MAILMOBILEs were often given endearing names by the staff. Amusing names include, Egor the Hunchback, and Molly McMail. The trend for whimsical names continues today with the infamous Boaty McBoatface that went horribly wrong for innocent competition organizers. We are sure that stickers and Post-It notes would have been tagged to these beauties as they wandered the hallways. Office robots may never be this appreciated.
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A search of the Internet couldn't dig up any examples of these office automation robots still in use today. Although, there are a number of robots sitting in museums on static display. This is a real pity because, by their very nature, MAILMOBILEs were made to move around and serve her human overlords. It is the dynamic interaction of the human-robot relationship that entices the imagination.
The office robot follows a guide on the floor that is either a track embedded in the floor or invisible fluorescent lines sprayed over existing surfaces. These machines are obviously limited to a single floor but can move over a variety of surfaces like Linoleum, carpet, and tiles. There is also a manual function for when the batteries drain out or the machine needs servicing. All manual controls are concealed in a panel on leading side of the robot.