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  1. screen time
    Elon Musk’s Incredible Shrinking FutureHe charmed his fans with visions of Mars and cool cars. But an “everything app” just sounds like a nightmare.
  2. rage against the machines
    Who Will Save Us From the Russian Chess Robots?A robot grabbed and broke a kid’s finger during their chess match at a tournament in Moscow last week.
  3. vision 2020
    Andrew Yang Says the Media Is Ignoring Him. Does He Have a Point?Maybe Yang and others are getting less media coverage than their poll rankings would indicate. But they don’t have plausible paths to the nomination.
  4. decisions
    How the Roomba Company Decided to Stop Making Bots for the MilitaryCEO Colin Angle explains why iRobot divested itself of its work for the defense industry.
  5. technology
    Google Duplex Still Cant Get Its Disclosure RightGoogle said Duplex, its AI system that makes phone calls for you, would disclose it is a robot at the start of all calls. It’s not doing quite that.
  6. global tech
    Kind Companion Robots Help Qatar’s Autistic Children SocializeResearchers at Qatar University in Doha are programming robots to make autistic children feel more comfortable around other people.
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    Sony’s Newest Aibo Is Very Cute and Very ExpensiveIt also requires a service plan.
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    I Tried to Build My Own DJ Roomba and It Nearly Broke MeParks and Rec fans be warned: Tom Haverford made it look easy.
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    Someone Knocked This Robot Security Guard Over and Covered It in Barbecue SauceIt was also covered in a tarp!
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    Robot Security Guard Commits Suicide in Public FountainSelf-inflicted short circuit.
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    Google Sells Boston Dynamics, Maker of Unnerving RobotsIt took over a year to find a buyer for Boston Dynamics.
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    Welcome to the Future, Where Packages Are Delivered by Horrifying Robot DogsWho is a good dog? Answer: NOT THIS ONE.
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    Drunk Man Arrested for Showing Robot Security Guard Who Is the BossThe 300-pound bot was patrolling in Mountain View when the incident occurred.
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    No, I Would Not Let This Robot Stab Around My Hand With a KnifeTechnology has gone too far.
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    A Mysterious Robot Is Printing Out Trump’s Tweets and Setting Them on FireLiteral fire tweets.
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    Find Someone Who Looks at You Like This Little Girl Looks at This ‘Robot’“I wuv you, wobot.”
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    Google’s Newest Robot Is a Leaping, Rolling, 6.5-Foot MenaceIts name is Handle, and it can jump four feet in the air.
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    Is This GIF Robot Awesome or Terrifying?The way its little mechanical neck moves is something else.
  19. A Mattress Company Launched a Service to Talk to You in the Middle of the NightHey, it’s better than texting your ex.
  20. The Future of Room Service Is These Friendly AutomatonsBe warned: They can’t read your “do not disturb” signs.
  21. This Precious Fleet of Loyal Robots Delivers Packages From MinivansOur future overlords are also in the delivery business.
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    Who Needs Bankers When You Have Robots?They have already invaded the market. Their total victory is where things get interesting.
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    This Terrible Robot Dog Is Your New Best FriendThis dog is so bad. It’s perfect.
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    This Terrifying Robot-Snake Surgeon Could Save Your Life Some DaySay ah!
  25. This Robot Is Ready to Give You the Tattoo of the Future Wherever You Want ItIt also won’t judge you.
  26. Please Enjoy This Video of an Army of Robots Setting a Dancing World RecordLook at them go.
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    Nothing to See Here But 1,000 Dancing RobotsAfter dancing for 60 seconds, these bots set a new world record.
  28. If You Don’t Live in a City and Hate Buying Tomatoes, Try This RobotGet your produce from the dirt.
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    This Is Either the Year’s Best Horror Film or a Lovely Video of Men and a PetThe stuff of nightmares.
  30. 300-Pound Robot Security Guard Topples ToddlerUber uses the same type of guard to patrol its cars.
  31. Meet the Future of Security: A $7-an-Hour RobotUber uses this robot to patrol its cars.
  32. Engineers Finally Made a Real-life Wall-E Robot to Be Your FriendIt’s like a less creepy Furby for the millennial era.
  33. Google’s Newest Robot Will Give You a Heart Attack and Help Do the Dishes2016 is terrifying, but efficient.
  34. This Is What Happens When an AI Robot Writes a Sci-Fi MovieIt’s pretty weird.
  35. Dad’s Robotic Harry Potter Sorting Hat Weirdly Puts Donald Trump in GryffindorThe device is powered by IBM Watson.
  36. Researchers at Harvard Created a Robotic Bee That’s Scarily LifelikeIt’s essentially a bee-shaped drone.
  37. Someone Invented a Roomba for Grills, and It Could Save Your SummerIt’s like a Roomba, but for grills.
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    Americans Believe Robots Will Take Everyone’s Jobs But Their OwnThe American workforce is a fat sitcom husband cracking open a beer, farting into the couch, and saying, “She’s been with me too long to leave me now!”
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    Spot the Bot: Watch Google Robot Play With a DogSee Spot Run. See Spot Bark at Terrifying Robot Google Dog.
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    Happy Wednesday, Meet Your DoomAs Facebook deploys fun new buttons, Google is building a terrifying robot.
  41. Falling Markets Harshing Billionaires’ Mellow at DavosIlluminati winter break spoiled.
  42. This Robot Cord Makes the Digital Real A line-shaped robot from MIT Media Lab is the best assistant the internet could ask for. 
  43. social experiments
    Innocent Hitchhiking Robot Murdered by AmericaIt had successfully studied the interactions between robots and humans in Europe and Canada, until it got to Philadelphia, where somebody decapitated it. 
  44. feature
    What Happens When Watson the Jeopardy! Robot Grows Up?It was just 4 years old when it beat the show’s best human contestants. As it goes out into the world, how afraid of it should we be?
  45. hilarious things
    New York Man Suspended From Work for Repeatedly Using Robot VoiceDuring customer-service calls.
  46. photo op
    Obama Tickled a 17-Foot Robotic Giraffe TodayBut only because Biden’s in Brazil. 
  47. feigning interestin in futuristic things
    Obama Plays Soccer With Japanese Robot: VideoA small robot kicking a ball … how about that?
  48. imagined conversations
    What Robots Will Talk About on the Robot InternetScientists have created a web-based database where robots can seek answers during confusing situations.
  49. election day
    Voting Machine Fights Human Trying to Pick ObamaEverybody panic!
  50. it’s their world now
    Robot Judgment Day Will Actually Be When They Come to Take Your Jobs“Should we be really, really worried?”
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