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Festo Builds Doctor Octopus-Like Robotic Arms

The robotic octopus-like arms of the Marvel comic villain Doctor Octopus just became a reality, and it scared us to just watch it in action. What's to guarantee it won't grab you and crush you like a grape without a second thought? Ok, we admit that's stretching it a bit, but it's still a scary thing to behold. The Bionic Handling Assistant is…
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Toyota goes short circuit with robots for the aged

Robots, it would appear, are clunking their way back into fashion this year, and not just as sexual companions, but also as automated carers for the elderly – or so believes Japanese car maker, Toyota, who is ready to cash in on the whole robotic rabble. Having started out as a manufacturer of automatic fabric looms back in 1926, Toyota could be…
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