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SEATTLE: Last Sunday in Palm Springs, California, Jeffrey P Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, climbed into the cockpit of a 13-foot robot and began flailing his arms as if warming up for a workout, causing the robot's enormous appendages to mimic his movements."Why do I feel so much like Sigourney Weaver?" Bezos said, referring to the actress who wore a mechanical suit in a climactic battle in the 1986 movie Aliens. The intimate audience of entrepreneurs and academics, attending