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(Image credit MegaBots)   This is two years in the making! A year after the bout was set to take place.   Bear in mind this is just my view on the long-touted robot fight between MegaBots and Suidobashi and the subsequent live bout between MegaBots’ own robots (but that’s for another time). That being said, the road to the first international robot bout began in 2015 when California-based MegaBots completed work on their Mark II combat robot and then challenged Japan’ ...
Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to grant a robot citizenship. This bot has more rights than most women and migrant workers in Saudi Arabia. (Photo from Hanson Robotics)   We now have the world’s first robot to get citizenship in a country. It sounds like a weird joke, but it’s true. Saudi Arabia became the first country to grant citizenship to a robot. The android in question is Sophia, created by David Hanson, founder of Hanson Robotics in Hong Kong. It has an uncanny h ...

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