Rise of humanoid robots

From the new Bionic Man to robotic bartenders, machines are looking and acting more human that ever.
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Robots are increasingly looking and acting like humans.  Just last week the London's Shadow Robot Company showed off Frank – yes short for Frankenstein – a truly bionic six-foot tall, 170-pound “man” made up of over one million sensors, 200 processors and 70 circuit boards who walks and talks. Frank was made to show off the latest in artificial body parts. But Frank is just part of a trend to make robots more humanesque. Here are a few more.

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