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Report Shows That Many Jobs In Maine Could Soon Be Done By Robots

I am old school. I am a creature of habit. I firmly believe in the saying 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. With that said, advancements are necessary, sometimes a necessary evil. Point in case is a new report from Oxford University.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Killer Autonomous Robots Under Discussion At U.N.

During a meeting of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, the discussion turned to ‘killer robots’. Considering killer drones have been used to kill thousands already, the UN believes the next step will be completely autonomous machines.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Chinese Restaurant Uses Robots to Serve and Cook Food

In China a restaurant has opened that is run by robots. There are 12 robots on the staff that cook and deliver food to the tables. They even have two robot hostesses’ that greet customers when they arrive. Each robot cost $6, 500 or the same as a year’s wage.

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images

Many Believe Robots WIll Create More Jobs

The worry about the future is robots taking all our jobs. Most people now believe they will create more jobs. There are many robots doing the jobs humans used to do, assembly lines at auto manufactures, warehouses and even hospitals. These are line work jobs and usually boring and require heavy lifting, robots are replacing people in jobs humans really don’t want to do.

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Transformers Band Performing ‘The Touch’ Is the Geekiest Thing You’ll See All Day

Covers of the Stan Bush anthem 'The Touch' -- known to geeks from its use in 1986's 'Transformers: The Movie' -- are nothing new. But covers of 'The Touch' performed by an all-Transformer band? Now that's something we don't see every day.

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The 10 Best Robots in Pop Culture

Sadly, Matt Groening's long-running cartoon 'Futurama' was canceled earlier this week after seven seasons and 140 episodes on two different networks. Yes, we'll miss Fry, Leela and the rest of the crew, but we'll miss Bender, the acerbic, cigar-chomping robot, the most. But it's not all bad news -- Bender has rightfully earned himself a place among the most memorable robots in pop culture.

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Mike Stephens, Getty Images

Pine Tree Regional ‘FIRST’ Robotics Competition [UPDATE]

Congratulations to Jamee Luce and Robotics Team #2648 Infinite Loop from Messalonskee High School for winning the FRC Pine Tree Regional Robotics Competition in Lewiston this weekend. Now they are headed to St. Louis, Missouri in 2 weeks for the World Championships.

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Watch This Giant Real-Life Robot Dog Fling Cinderblocks Across the Room

The mad scientists over at Boston Dynamics have created a four-legged dog-like robot they call BigDog robot.

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Jam Out With All-Robot Band ‘Compressorhead’

The all-robot band Compressorhead makes those Chuck E. Cheese animatrons look like a bunch of clowns!

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Quadriplegic Woman Feeds Herself With Robotic Arm

This incredible video shows a woman's journey from almost total immobility to being able to pick up and move objects, thanks to surgical brain implants connected to a robotic arm named 'Hector.'

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