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  1. Things We Saw Today: Robots Are Not Better at Playing Soccer Than You

    GOOOOOOOOOO-bots.

    Were you picked last in gym class every year? Doesn't matter. You're at least as coordinated than this entire team of NAO bots from the 20120 Robocoup in Singapore.

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  2. Welp, Computers are Ordering Illegal Drugs From the Internet Now

    Yes, IRL.

    If someone programs a robot to randomly purchase items, and it happens to order illegal drugs and a forged passport, was a crime committed? And if so... who committed it?

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  3. Robot Learns to Cook by Watching YouTube Videos, Just Like Us

    By watching YouTube videos about cooking, I mean.

    Unlike human cooks, when robots break a glass they never accidentally cut themselves and have to go get stitches, because they're made of indestructible titanium frames that they would never use for evil.

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  4. Amazon Now Selling $1 Million Rideable Robot Designed to Fire Guns When its Pilot Smiles

    Amazon Optimus Prime.

    Amazon: good for reviving cult geek TV shows, pissing off Captain America fans, and rapid delivery of giant ridable killer robots, I guess?

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  5. Awesome Lady Geologist Builds Volcano-Diving Robots With NASA, Because Robots Weren’t Indestructible Enough

    No one tell the T-1000 about this technology.

    Thanks to Dr. Carolyn Parcheta and her co-advisors at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, there's now a robot that can explore volcanoes to see how they work on Earth, possibly investigate them in space, and probably uncover a lot of secret supervillain lairs.

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  6. You Can Now Have Your Very Own A.I. Personal Robot Lady Friend

    If you have no fear of death at the hands of robot overlords, I guess.

    Did no one see Her? Or Battlestar Galactica? Or like... any piece of fiction where teaching robots to be our friendly BBFs/have any artificial intelligence ever is a horrible idea?

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  7. Do Yourself A Favor And Watch Two Full Episodes of The Japanese Spider-Man

    Yeah yeah yeah, wow!

    Do you love kitschy action adventure television from the '70s? Do you love Spider-Man? Do you love giant robots and motorcycle racing? Sit down: we have a wonderful surprise for you.

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  8. Today in Adorable Science: Disney Has Created a L’il Turtle Robot to Draw Doodles in the Sand

    CAROLYN + BEACHBOT FOREVER

    Beachbot was developed by a team from Disney Research Zurich with the aim to create art on a massive scale: according to principal research scientist Paul Beardsley, "The dream is to create huge amazing drawings like the Nazca Lines.” Massive cuteness is just a bonus!

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  9. This Robot Can Help Kids Through Chemo, Vaccinations & Other Scary Medical Procedures

    Robots are helping us do a lot these days but as an adult who had far too many needle experiences in her childhood, I'm certainly wishing this one was invented sooner. Say hello to MEDi.

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  10. Here Is the Doctor Who Theme As Performed By A Robot Orchestra

    robots abound

    There are a couple of humans there, too.

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