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These Slithering Modular Snakebots Are the Future of Robotics

A snakebot recently crawled up my leg. The engineers sort of grinned while I grimaced, wondering if I should try to attack it or cry for help, an impulse that comes from watching too many scifi movies, I guess. I expect most robots to destroy me, but these snakebots are designed to do the opposite. And they could change robotics as we know it.

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Robot arm beats a master swordsman at slicing things

It’s a totally unfair fight since this Yaskawa Bushido industrial robot arm basically stole all of master swordsman Isao Machii’s moves and is not human, so it can be programmed and won’t get tired, but it’s really fun to see man vs machine swinging swords to see who can slice things best with diagonal cuts, rising cuts, horizontal cuts and a thousand cuts.

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This Tiny Self-Folding Robot Will Destroy Itself When Its Job Is Done

Not content with creating a robot cheetah that can run and jump over obstacles at astonishing speeds, researchers at MIT have also developed this incredibly tiny origami robot that can not only fold itself, it can also walk, swim, and then destroy itself when it’s no longer needed.

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Today’s Incredible Robots Are the Killing Machines of the Future

We love to marvel at the advanced robotics projects funded by the US Department of Defense because they’re so impressively—if clumsily—getting around and doing stuff like real humans. Motherboard’s latest documentary is an important reminder that today’s nerdy research will create the weapons of tomorrow.

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Top 10 Greatest Giant Robots Of All Time

Ah, Giant Robots. Who doesn’t love giant mechanical creations stomping around and kicking butt? Over the years there have been many badass robots and mechs that have wormed their way into our hearts, but some are just especially great. So here are our picks for the 10 greatest giant robots, ranked.

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