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Rapping Robots Prove at Least One Job is Safe From the Coming Android Apocalypse

Every day there’s a new robot with improved capabilities that promises to eventually take over yet another job. But if you’re heading off to college soon, and want to ensure you’ve selected a career path that’s safe from robo-replacement, this agonisingly awkward video seems to confirm that rapping is not something robots will be good at for a long time. Probably ever, actually. Read More >>

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10 Incredible Robots That Are Inspiring Us to Build the First Artificial Human

We’re not yet capable of building humanoid robots that are indistinguishable from biological humans, but that doesn’t mean we’re not trying. Here are 10 real robots that are helping us achieve this futuristic milestone. Read More >>

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This Uncanny Valley Robot Resident Can Mimic Human Body Language

Japan's Erica android is one of the most realistic yet – but it still gives us the creeps. Built by resident Uncanny Valley robot expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, Erica not only speaks and moves, but is also capable of mimicking realistic human movements which we interpret as emotive "body language". Read More >>

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The World’s First Newsreader Androids are Here

In the future, we'll get the news from fair and balanced android newscasters that'll somehow terrify us more than the newspeople we have today. These android newscasters are frighteningly lifelike and can interact with humans, read the news and Tweets, tell a joke and basically replace the lousy talking heads on TV. Read More >>

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Mess With Prometheus’ David 8’s Emotional State to Your Heart’s Content With This Awesome Interactive Plaything

We saw David 8’s super creepy advert yesterday, but today we've been treated to a new plaything. Now that all the codes have been unlocked you can simply hit buttons to force David into crying; looking mildly happy; get as angry as an emotionless Spock does, or pull off a smugness that’ll make you want to mash him in the face with your digital fist. Read More >>

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Russian Mogul Plans to Plant Our Brains in Robots and Keep Them Alive Forever

The Pentagon's new Avatar project, unveiled by Danger Room a few weeks back, sounds freaky enough: Soldiers practically inhabiting the bodies of robots, who'd act as "surrogates" for their human overlords in battle. Read More >>