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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. 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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  3. 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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