I suspect that they are hung up on the definition of what is a robot.
Is a robotic arm in an assembly plant a robot?
An ATM is a machine that counts money. There's about a half million ATMs.
The self-check out stands at grocery stores perform the manual task of tallying up grocery purchases. I was looking at the paving machine that is resurfacing a local freeway. One machine does most of the tasks associated with laying pavement.
The robotic revolution is happening with things that don't really look like robots.