The best robots of 2016

2016 wasn’t to everyone’s liking, but for robot aficionados there was plenty to pore over. If you believe what you read, robots are set to take our jobs, replace sex and may count as people.But if the actual robots we saw this year are anything to go by, it might be a while before any of that actually happens.

Here is what we saw from our future overlords this year:

The robot that endured its master’s torment

Google’s Boston Dynamics arm is apparently up for sale, but that didn’t stop it releasing multiple terrifying videos of its creations.Perhaps the most worrying was the 13-stone Atlas robot, which would get up no matter how often it was pushed over.

The robot from Avatar is finally here

The 13-foot Method 2 robot from South Korea has taken its first steps after hundreds of millions of dollars of investment.

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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