"Robots in real action! Robots lighting your lamps and heating your wife's electric iron and oven! Would you have believed it ten, or even five years ago?" People living as early as 1920s envisioned a future where "amazing automatons" could rid mankind of tedium and hard labor. In this issue of the magazine, we covered robots that made speeches, answered telephones, and controlled street traffic while calling them "Mechanical Men — Our New Slaves"