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War robots and the 2014 World Cup – defenders off the field 
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War robots and the 2014 World Cup – defenders off the field

A team of 30 PackBots – one shown here being used in Afghanistan – will boost security in Brazil during the World Cup.
Man turns 3D printer into evil air hockey robot 
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Man turns 3D printer into evil air hockey robot

We welcome our superior robotic overlords with trembling arms.
James Dyson invests millions in household robotics 
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James Dyson invests millions in household robotics

Dyson funds new lab to research domestic robots.
Interview: FriXion and the future of connected sex 
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Interview: FriXion and the future of connected sex

We chat remote access to porn stars, social networking, and groundbreaking API coding with the guys from FriXion.
Keecker is a robot entertainment centre, butler and security guard 
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Keecker is a robot entertainment centre, butler and security guard

This friendly Dalek packs a projector, sound system and security cam.
Google buys Boston Dynamics, robots soon to rule the world 
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Google buys Boston Dynamics, robots soon to rule the world

Tech giant aquires firm that makes terrifying-looking robots for the US military.
Parcel firm DHL also testing drone delivery system 
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Parcel firm DHL also testing drone delivery system

DHL follows Amazon with drone tests, but deliveries to consumers not yet planned.
Google is building an army of robot helpers 
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Google is building an army of robot helpers

The company’s next ‘moonshot’? Robots that will free humanity from boring tasks. This can't go wrong at all...
IBM building Kinect robot workers 
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IBM building Kinect robot workers

IBM reveals plans for Kinect robots for use across offices, construction sites and elsewhere.
Beyond R2-D2: Australian manufacturing’s robotics wish-list 
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Beyond R2-D2: Australian manufacturing’s robotics wish-list

Six-legged hexapod robots can navigate rugged terrain and access places human workers cannot.
5 great drones you can buy right now 
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5 great drones you can buy right now

Want a robot minion of your very own? We've picked out the finest unmanned aerial vehicles that you don't need to lay your piloting thumbs on.
Viscera Cleanup Detail looks at what happens to gore-soaked levels after the hero has moved on... 
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Viscera Cleanup Detail looks at what happens to gore-soaked levels after the hero has moved on...

Take on the role of a poor, luckless janitor tasked with scrubbing the decks of a space station in this first person cleaner. You didn't think those splattered brains and pools of blood were going to scrub themselves up, did you?
This robot can become as smart as a child – with your help 
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This robot can become as smart as a child – with your help

Robot Adam Z1 will draw pictures, play with toys, hold conversations and even express emotions if its crowdfunding campaign succeeds.
First look at the real giant robot head built for Pacific Rim 
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First look at the real giant robot head built for Pacific Rim

Guillermo del Toro shows off his theme park ride style set that saw the actors suited up to a real machine.
Mataerial 3D printer is a giant robot 3Doodler 
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Mataerial 3D printer is a giant robot 3Doodler

Remember the 3Doodler 3D printer pen? Now imagine it scaled up and attached to a robot arm.
New Kickstarter project looks to use robots to save coral reefs 
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New Kickstarter project looks to use robots to save coral reefs

If you're looking to stop coral reef degradation, these are definitely the droids you are looking for.
All hail the robot snake 
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All hail the robot snake

This cantankerous creature is able to grip poles after it’s thrown at them – that’s right, there’s no escape for your puny fleshy neck
Drones form giant Star Trek symbol in the sky – bow in fear 
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Drones form giant Star Trek symbol in the sky – bow in fear

Marvel at the wonders of our new robot overlords as they come together to craft one of the geekiest symbols known to humanity.
Swooping, clawed quadrotor robot is coming for you and your family 
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Swooping, clawed quadrotor robot is coming for you and your family

Quadrotor drone can now descend on objects from the heavens and snatch them in one fell swoop. Run, hide, save yourselves.
This pipe-climbing snake robot is adorable 
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This pipe-climbing snake robot is adorable

This tiny little fellow could one day be used for rescuing people from piles of debris. Skynet, keep your hands off.
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