Prototype Robotic Masseur Has The Touch

This prototype robotic masseur, or possibly masseuse, has the kind of long reach and delicate touch that you've been looking for in your robot massage experience.

Enjoy the following description of an "automatic massager," a fictional robot from A.E. van Vogt's 1944 story Far Centaurus. In the novel, the problem to be solved is that of being asleep for decades while traveling between the stars: what sort of machines will help keep them healthy?

Slowly, I pushed my hand toward the edge of the bed. Click! My fingers pressed the button that was there. There was a faint hum. The automatic massager began to fumble gently over my naked form.

First, it rubbed my arms; then it moved to my legs and so on over my body. As it progressed, I could feel the fine slick of oil that oozed from it working into my dry skin...
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