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Anki is a robotics and artificial intelligence company best known for its little personality-filled super-smart consumer level robot Cozmo, which will be out in Australia (finally) at the end of this month.

But as adorable as Cozmo is, it's Anki's other offering that caught my eye.

The Fast and the Furious robotic car battle-racing, people. The Fast and the Furious robotic car battle-racing.

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We've all worried about artificial intelligence reaching a point in which its cognitive ability is so far beyond ours that it turns against us. But what if we just turned the AI into a spineless weenie that longs for our approval? Researchers are suggesting that could be a great step towards improving the algorithms, even if they aren't out to murder us.

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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.