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President Barack Obama bows to Honda's humanoid robot ASIMO during the Miraikan Science Expo in Tokyo on April 24, 2014.

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President Barack Obama bows to Honda's humanoid robot ASIMO during the Miraikan Science Expo in Tokyo on April 24, 2014.

Obama: Robot ‘Little Scary’ — With a Bow Heard Round the Web

President Barack Obama’s critics jumped on him for what they viewed as too deferential a bow to the emperor when he visited Japan as a new president in 2009. This time around, what would they say about his adoration of...

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Jennifer Maier, Union Beach Borough Administrator, walks past debris from Hurricane Sandy on Nov. 3, 2012 in New Jersey.

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Jennifer Maier, Union Beach Borough Administrator, walks past debris from Hurricane Sandy on Nov. 3, 2012 in New Jersey.

Robots Respond First with Aid — From (the Real) Internet Inventors

Victims of future Hurricane Sandys may someday be rescued by the “articulated, sensate hands” of Atlas, a Boston Dynamics-designed robot in “humanoid” form, according to the company’s  Web-site. The U.S. government is paying researchers to create software that will enable...

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