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The Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System can carry an M240 machine gun or a 40-mm grenade launcher.

Controlled and reloaded by an infantryman, MAARS is a long way from being a true Terminator, but it is an armed robot and that's still kind of scary.

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A woman in Boston accidentally stumbled upon something unnatural lurking in the forest as she walked her dog on a nature trail.

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Three-foot-tall helpers could change how assembly lines work.

This new robotic technology could be a big help to assembly workers and offer more design freedom.

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Its manufacturer can swap in parts its customers need.

So, how many steps are we from Skynet now?

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Domino's Pizza is beating swords into plowshares in Australia by re-purposing military training robots into autonomous pizza delivery vehicles.

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Nissan has a solution for office chair problems, if such a thing exists.

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Disney's prototype VertiGo robot uses two tilting propellers to drive up walls, adjusting its thrust to stick to any surface.

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Not only has Yamaha built a creepy motorcycle-riding robot, its goal is to beat Valentino Rossi around a track. The tech might even hit the street someday.

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Volvo is working on a project that has robots pick up your trash while a human oversees everything from the relative comfort of the garbage truck.

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Hitchbot, the hitchhiking robot, won't be arriving in San Francisco as planned at the end of its cross-country journey. The machine was vandalized and destroyed in Philadelphia just a couple weeks after beginning the trip.

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If you happen to see this friendly LED face on the side of the road, consider giving it a lift. That face belongs to hitchBOT, of Port Credit, Ontario, Canada.

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A man installing a robot at the the Volkswagen factory in Kassel, Germany, was killed when he was hit in the chest by the machine.

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MegaBots, Inc. previews the MkII, a 15-foot-tall, 12,000-pound robot with paintball guns capable of wreaking havoc on junker cars and celebrating Independence Day in all-American style.

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Nissan is helping uncover hidden worlds at the bottom of the ocean by teaming up with Japan's underwater exploration agency and putting its Around View Monitor system on rovers crawling the seabed.

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Disney Research Zurich and the ETH Zurich Autonomous Systems Lab create the Beachbot, a programmable computer on wheels dragging a rake that can create drawings in the sand.

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There was a time when people actually thought it was safe to pick up hitchhikers and would totally give them a lift without a second thought. These days, possibly due to horror movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hitcher, thumbing a ride is painted as a prime way to get yourself killed. However, a robot doesn't have to worry about such a violent fate. The Hitchbot in Canada recently completed its month-long journey hitching from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Victoria, British Columbia tra

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Autonomous cars are piloting their way into the wide philosophical sea of ethics. Right now the autonomous cars are unaware of this because the driver's will always comes first, but when we start getting cars that can overrule commands or choose a particular ethical outcome either without or in spite of driver input, we'll have a lot of decisions to make. Which means we have a lot of decisions to start considering right now.

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Travelers can use smartphone app to call robot to park their cars, bring them back

Plane to catch and don't feel like hunting for parking? Travelers at Duesseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet.

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Next time you take your Audi in for service, watch to see if a little white stand is following your mechanic around. It's not some new measurement tool for your car; it's a actually a robot being controlled remotely to improve vehicle service. While bots playing a role in building cars is nothing new, the company is taking things a step further in the US by introducing Audi Robotic Telepresence to assist dealer technicians in repairing the brand's vehicles. The droids are already being used in a

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Honda's ASIMO robot is moving into its teenage years, having originally been introduced in 2000, and like all teens, it's still learning. The bot has received regular incremental upgrades over that time, and the latest version will premiere on LIVE with Kelly and Michael on Tuesday, April 15.

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Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo has two robocops on patrol. Well, they are technically stationary, but they're still keeping pedestrians in the country's capital safer. The city of about 10 million people suffers from choking traffic, and the eight-foot-tall, aluminum and steel robots are installed at two, high-traffic intersections to regulate traffic flow.

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