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Fifteen years ago, NASA began their Robonaut project to create the first humanoid robot that would be capable of working in space. Despite various funding problems, the resulting humanoid machine is currently on the International Space Station helping crew members by taking over simple, repetitive or dangerous tasks now performed by astronauts.
Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu tagged along for a tour of the Navy's new Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research, where robots get to interact with the real world without going outside the Beltway.
Collaborating via virtual communication, Prince William County robotics students across the area explored, experimented and engineered a winning design which took them to the finals at the 2010 ZERO Robotics competition this week.
Look out Nurse Ratched. Cody the Robot Nurse could soon be gunning for your job.
With the help of robotics, nanotechnology and neuroscience, the Defense Department is creating an army that may look like the troops of today but is faster, stronger and more resilient, Wired reports.