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"Tokyo homeless people reiterate the whole nature of living in Tokyo in cardboard boxes, they're only slightly smaller than Tokyo apartments, and they have almost as many consumer goods. It's a nightmare of boxes within boxes."
- William Gibson

Robot Ramp  
  A special means of ingress and egress solely for use by mechanical help.  

Free robots, like F-R, were not welcome to take their place with the human beings.

Standing on the raised man-walk on the south side of Agency Avenue, he looked like any of the other utility-robots that hurried up and down the robot-ramp behind him performing their various services occupied in their various jobs except for the letters F-R stenciled in black on his silvery service, and the fact that he was not moving along the low-set robot ramp.
From Robot Unwanted, by Daniel Keyes.
Published by Other Worlds in 1952
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This corresponds to the special servant's corridors in the homes of the wealthy.

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