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The Sciences

Weird Science Roundup: The Robot Revolution Has Begun

DiscoblogBy Allison BondAugust 1, 2009 12:37 AM


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Robots are fighting fires in London, and thereby sparing humans from the dangers of blazes started by explosive industrial gas. • Meanwhile, researchers are looking to pizza parlors for techniques to help them come up with a way to make robots more dexterous. • He shoots, he scores! Check out this video of a soccer-playing robot. What's next—World Cup, Robot Edition? • Batter up! Make way for the robo-pitcher. Related Content: Discoblog: Robot Model Struts the Catwalk in Japan Science Not Fiction: Hungry Robots. What Could Go Wrong? Discoblog: New Humanoid Robot Shows More Emotion Than Some Humans DISCOVER: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Robots DISCOVER: When Robots Live Among Us

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