Robots, all of a sudden, are all over the news. Mitsubishi has just announced that it’s built a robot specially designed to help clean up the Fukushima nuclear power plant; NASA is working on a robotic handyman suitable for use in outer space. The past two weeks have also seen the release of a new iPad guide to robots (featuring a hundred and twenty-six robots from nineteen countries), and a fresh investment in a Web site called robotappstore.com, in which you can download apps for your Roomba. Romo, one of the latest hits on Kickstarter, and slated to ship in March, 2013, is a tiny tank-like robot that uses an iPhone for an electronic brain.



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