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Robots' abilities still far from human, but getting ever closer

Aug 9, 2013

Robots' abilities still far from human, but getting ever closer

It may seem uncomfortably close to science fiction, but robots are moving ever nearer to acquiring humanlike abilities to see, smell and sense their surroundings, allowing them to operate more independently and perform some of the dangerous, dirty and dull jobs people don’t want ...