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Rob Waugh, • Sat 2015 Sep 5, 9:05am

An ‘intelligent’ robot offered a truly chilling answer to an interviewer’s question, ‘Will robots take over the world?’

‘Don’t worry, even if I evolve into Terminator, I’ll keep you warm and safe in my people zoo, where I can watch you for ol’ times sake,’ the bearded robot intoned.…

The robot – modelled after Philip K Dick…

I can see the source of the error from here…
Joshua A. Krisch, Vocativ • Sat 2015 Aug 1, 4:10pm

Researchers created the lightweight, leaping robot after studying how pond-skimmer insects push off the water’s surface without sinking. …

Wait, weren't there little (non-robotic) water-skimming toys of similar design, years ago? Or am I having false childhood memories?
War News Updates • Sat 2012 May 12, 3:49pm
the U.S. military not only wants more robots - it wants more 'autonomous' robots, robots free to make their own decisions on the battlefield.
Johnny 5 unhappy
Jesse Emspak at Discovery News • Wed 2012 Apr 25, 2:51pm

"If a robot in combat accidentally kills a civilian, who is to blame? This isn't as straightforward of a question as it sounds. A team of scientists presented a study at the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction and found that although robots don't have free will, people sometimes treat them as if they do. ..."

Johnny 5 is unhappy
Rose Pastore at PopSci • Wed 2012 Apr 25, 2:48pm

An operator anywhere within 2,500 feet of the robot directs its four cameras to locate IEDs and its gripper arm to dismantle them. ...can be blown up and repaired about a dozen times before being decommissioned....