Robovacs now have their place in the many a household. But where are home robots to take care of washing and putting away the clothes, watering the garden and all those other household tasks? Stretch is a new robot developed by the Hello Robot team to be a service robot for the home. While it may not look and act like the humanoid robot butlers sci fi has accustomed us to, its form is pure function. Stretch resembles a robot arm mounted on a vertical pole attached to a compact mobile base. The key to Stretch’s utility is the robotic arm which can take on a variety of complex and delicate tasks. Stretch can be tele-operated by a user or trained to work autonomously. Yes, stretch will be able to fetch your beers from the fridge. While Stretch is still at development stage, we may one day see one of these in every home.