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This Week On BotJunkie

Haptic Creature

By Evan Ackerman

This week on BotJunkie, we saw some of the first exoplanetary images taken after the successful landing of the Phoenix robotic laboratory in the northern artic regions of Mars, found out that the perfect woman has been invented and can be yours as of June 11, tried hard to be impressed by a little robot who was able to climb the Grand Canyon on two AA batteries, watched an ABB robotic arm show off its spectacularly inhuman speed and accuracy, were introduced to a solar powered autonomous weed destroyer, saw some combat robots trying to tear each other to bits in super slow-mo, learned about some monkeys that have been trained to control a robot arm with their brain, were wowed by the latest and smartest incarnation of DEKA’s Luke robotic prosthetic arm, rejoiced that we can turn ourselves into cyborgs since the Berkeley Bionics HULC powered exoskeleton is now available for preorder, and ended the week on a fuzzy note with the squeezably soft and snuggably purrable Haptic Creature.

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