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Good morrow, Bluffkin! How dost thou find thouself this good day? Not afraid of robots? You should be! Our first robots of the day are Avidbots, a swarming cleaning team that can fix messy floors or suck you up and turn you into pink slurry. Huzzah!

Avidbots uses swarming patterns to figure out where your floors are dirtiest or, potentially, where refugees are hiding so it can eat them. The bots work together and can replace lazy humans in warehouses around the world.

Next up we have a charming robot called Justin that can clean windows. Why? The better to see you run, my dear!

Justin is made by the DLR, the German aerospace engineering center. Justin is supposed to clean up in space but it appears they’ve indentured him here on earth where he’s doing all sorts of cleaning duties – until he gets tired of it all and destroys us.

Finally we have these cool little robots that act as interactive UI elements. They react quickly to your desires and “show up” when you’re trying to turn up the stereo or tweak a a molecule. You can move them around an interactive surface and they will simulate real world positions on a simulated map. What else can they do? Coordinate the robot attacks of the future!

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via Spectrum.ieee.org