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Watch a Paralyzed Woman Control a Robotic Arm With Her Mind

There are certain things we take for granted. But for Cathy Hutchinson (pictured above), a task as simple as reaching out for a glass of water seemed like an impossibility due to her paralysis. Until now.

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Forget Zombie Attacks – We Should Be Worried About a Robot Uprising

If you're one of those people frightened by the possibility of a zombie attack, you can rest easy because there's new evidence that suggests we are more likely to witness a robot uprising. You may be giggling to yourself, but that wasn't a joke. We might actually have to survive a mass robot attack in our lifetime.

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South Korea Now Has Robot Prison Guards

One day we will all have to report to our robot overlords. For some prisoners in South Korea, that day is now.

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Watch Wes Anderson’s Sony Commercial Featuring Adorable Robots

These days, 'Rushmore' helmer Wes Anderson is as much of a commercial director as he is one for feature films. The latest in the increasing list of products the auteur has made a spot for is Sony's Xperia's smartphone. And Anderson's latest ad just might be his cutest yet.

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Ping Pong-Playing Robots Can Take On Any Pro

When the inevitable robot uprising begins, it might just start with ping pong. Two expert, robot ping pong players were built to paddle any foe into the ground.

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Sassy Talking Trash Can Helps Man Pull Off Best Proposal Ever [VIDEO]

There's a reason Disney World is called "magical" -- aside from the normal assortment of characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck that are brought to life in the park every day, the trash cans also talk. The remote-controlled receptacles follow people around while a hidden witty person is in control of what they do and say.

And in the video below, you'll see one particular trash can using its own special brand of peer pressure to prompt a guy to ask his longtime girlfriend to marry him.

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Robo Dog Guides the Blind [VIDEO]

If you were blind, do you think you would trust a robot to be your guide?

Japanese company NSK has developed a robot-dog designed around Microsoft's Kinect video game accessory to replace seeing eye dogs.

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Honda Introduces Insanely Updated ASIMO Robot [VIDEO]

The latest Honda ASIMO humanoid robot can run about 6 mph, push a cart, hop on one foot, open containers and has all sorts of new artificial intelligence features. The entire presentation of this new technology puts a lot of things in perspective, like how close we are to reaching a future where a 'Terminator'-like scenario is an actual possibility. Watch this amazingly lifelike robot in action below.

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Bike Riding Robot Is Adorable, Will Likely Enslave Humanity [VIDEO]

Learning to ride a bike all by yourself is a big step in growing up. For robots, however, it means being getting redesigned as an all new model.

Dr Guero took the Kondo KHR-3HV and upgraded it to ride a bike. Clearly it's only a matter of time before Lil' BikeTron 5000 achieves sentience and enslaves humanity. 

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Paraplegic Woman Walks Again Thanks to Robotic Exoskeleton [VIDEO]

Usually when we hear the words "robot exoskeleton," we think of science fiction. But for Amanda Boxtel, a woman who was paralyzed from the waist down in a skiing accident 20 years ago, an amazing powered exoskeleton has given her newfound mobility.

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Smartphone Lego Hybrid Solves Rubik’s Cube in Six Seconds [VIDEO]

More rise of the machines: This smartphone-powered Lego robot is able to solve a Rubik's Cube in about six seconds. Watch a robot do what few nerds can below.

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Multitasking Robot Sings ‘We Are The Champions’ While Playing Piano [VIDEO]

What if our impending robot overlords didn't want to enslave us, but instead just wanted to use our pianos to play covers of Queen's 'We Are the Champions.' Because that's all this Freddie Mercury-loving droid seems to want to do

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Conan O’Brien Pits Cheap ‘Real Steel’ Rip-Off Robots Against Each Other [VIDEO]

The number one movie in America, for the second week in a row, is the Hugh Jackman battling 'bots flick 'Real Steel.' Conan O'Brien knows this and decided to capitalize on the sudden interest in robots, pitting two handmade robots against each other on last night's show.

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Japan Has a Hair Washing Robot [VIDEO]

Leave it to Japan to develop a hair washing robot. So far it looks like they are only using it on mannequins. It's only a matter of time before the robots move from hair washing to human subjugation. Watch below

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iCub Crawling Robot Baby is Adorably Creepy [VIDEO]

What's cuter than a baby? How about a robot baby? This video of the not-at-all-terrifying iCub crawling robot baby is both adorable and a reminder of humanity's increasing obsolescence. Soon you will be our ruler, robot baby. 

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