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The Future of Coitus: Life-Long Loving with a Sexbot

Sexbots have been around forever, but they are getting smarter all the time. David Levy, an artificial intelligence expert, sees a future when people will prefer robots to humans. They will offer, he says, better sex and better relationships. By Philip Bethge Andy, whose measurements are 101-56-86 centimeters (40-22-34 inches), has what many men want […]

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RoboCup 2006: Silicon Players of the Beautiful Game

Never mind chess — the cool game for smart machines now is soccer. Humanoid robots stumble around the field but learn quickly. They’re playing their own World Cup this week in Germany, and scientists hope machines will beat human champions in less than 50 years. Paul, Franz, Gerd, and the shapely Lara aren’t exactly soccer […]

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