fetch and carry

idiom

: to do the kind of jobs that servants do for someone
I won't fetch and carry for you all day.

Examples of fetch and carry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are clearly ways in which automation can help in health care settings; exoskeletons that can assist staff with lifting and turning bedbound patients and robot porters that can fetch and carry equipment are both likely to appear in well-resourced hospitals in the near term. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 7 Apr. 2023 There are clearly ways in which automation can help in health care settings; exoskeletons that can assist staff with lifting and turning bedbound patients and robot porters that can fetch and carry equipment are both likely to appear in well-resourced hospitals in the near term. Michael W. Clune, Harper’s Magazine , 7 Apr. 2023 This work presents a mobile manipulation system that combines perception, localization, navigation, motion planning and grasping skills into one common workflow for fetch and carry applications in unstructured indoor environments. IEEE Spectrum, 23 Jan. 2023

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“Fetch and carry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fetch%20and%20carry. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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