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  1. Massive Swarm of Tiny Robots Built To Study Collective Behavior, Haunt My Dreams

    Nope. Nope nope nope nope nopenopenopenopenope

    There are plenty of examples in the animal kingdom of a group working together to accomplish a single task, so naturally this is a behavior scientists are trying to replicate in robots. Harvard University's Kilobots (one letter away from K-I-L-L-B-O-T-S, I'm on to you, Harvard) can collectively and spontaneously replicate shapes. Watch them in action. Terrifying, nightmarish action.

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  2. Survival Moped Is Perfect for All Your Zombie, Robot, Climate Change Apocalypse Needs

    What? No caltrops?? Come on!

    Welcome to Thunderdome.

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  3. Japan Unveils Creepy Robots That Will Steal News Anchors’ Jobs

    This just in: humans are staging another adorable "rebellion."

    Breaking news: robots may soon report your breaking news. Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan just unveiled a pair of robots, called Kodomoroid and Otonaroid, that appear extremely human and demonstrate better language skills than a lot of real humans I know—at least, it sounds that way. It's hard to be sure when they're speaking a language I don't understand.

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  4. ASIMO Embarrasses Himself, Might Not Be Ready to Lead the Robot Rebellion Just Yet

    Robots generally make me uncomfortable, but even I'll admit ASIMO is kind of cute. Especially when he screw up.

    If anyone was worried that Honda's humanoid ASIMO robot would lead the machines in their inevitable uprising against humankind, it's probably going to be a while. In a demonstration in Tokyo this week ASIMO kept mistaking reporters phones for their hands. It just kept asking "Who wants to ask ASIMO a question?" No one does, ASIMO. They were just trying to take your picture with their phones.

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  5. Would You Have Sex With A Robot? Don’t Worry, You’re Not The Only One.

    It Goes Ding When There's Stuff

    It's one thing to have sex with a robot unknowingly, ala Battlestar Galactica, but would you get down with an electronic partner willingly? According to a new survey, one in ten Americans would. Are you one of them?

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  6. Cambridge Professors and Skype Co-Founder Team Up to Save Humanity From Robotic Uprising

    When people begin warning everyone about the dangers of a robot uprising, they tend to get labeled as crackpots. But what if the people warning you are University of Cambridge professors and the co-founder of Skype? That's happening, and they're banking on their clout to be taken seriously. Two Cambridge professors and Jaan Tallinn are teaming up to start the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and analyze the threat posed by a possible robotic uprising.

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  7. At Least It Will Be Pretty: A Gallery of Art Inspired By The Robot Apocalypse

    Here at Geekosystem, we don't know art, but we know what we like, and it will come as no surprise to regular readers that we like robots. So when Genome Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina announced their upcoming exhibition of art inspired by the robot apocalypse, it well and throughly got our attention. We've got a sneak preview of some of the works that will be on display for those of us who aren't lucky enough to be on hand for the opening this weekend. But if you're in the Charlotte area this weekend, pay Genome Gallery a visit when the show opens this Saturday night.

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  8. Anne Hathaway & Chris Hemsworth Might Star In Spielberg’s Robopocalypse

    My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

    Catwoman and Thor together in the same movie!? It might just happen if Steven Spielberg has his way. Anne Hathaway and Chris Hemsworth are up for roles in his sci-fi action film, Robopocalypse.

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