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Do you ever wonder what tomorrow holds? Some people are pretty convinced that the future will be filled with flying cars and jetpacks and robot butlers. But here in the year 2017, I'm not so sure any more. I have a suspicion that our future might be filled with more machine gun-toting robots, like the one seen above, than robotic butlers.

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What would you do if you were a billionaire? Elon Musk is trying to get to Mars. Peter Thiel wants to live forever. And Jeff Bezos, well, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos apparently wants to rule the world in a gigantic robot. At least that's the impression you might get from the photos and video taken yesterday.

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Hello, the year is 2017 and a Queensland University researcher is conducting the first Australian study into the positive influence robots can have on your eating habits.

Weight loss robots are going to be a thing, people - and you can help make it happen.

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Imagine a desktop buddy, a little robot friend, that communicates in nothing but GIFs.

Well imagine no longer, my fine friends, because someone has actually created possibly the greatest gift to humanity - and they have shared exactly how its done.

Bless this day.

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It's here – a world in which helper robots live with us, get us through the day, and yes, become our trusted friend. Science fiction is becoming science fact.

As sci-fi writer William Gibson noted: "The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed."

The demand for helper robots is booming, and academia, industry and the military are working overtime to meet the need as a whole new industry gains momentum.

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Not many people realise that Australia actually has a small but active group of robot warriors. From small events in a local shed to national and international competitions, these backyard boffins do battle.

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Summer 2015 marked the failed American odyssey of hitchBOT, the hitchhiking humanoid built for motorists to tote from Salem, Massachusetts, to San Francisco. It got as far as Philly before being torn limb from limb. But in Canada, where people are infinitely friendlier toward roadside robots, the original hitchBOT — which did manage to thumb it cross-country — will be enshrined in a national museum.

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It's a potential Megabots Inc vs Suidobashi Heavy Industries showdown. Actual huge piloted mechs doing battle. This is what science and technology is all about. Check out the hilarious and awesome team Megabot video challenge for yourself and decide for yourself who will win.