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This video shows an initial test of the MDS (Mobile Dexterous Social) Robot designed and built in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab's Personal Robots Group, UMASS Amherst's Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics, Xitome Design, and Meka Robotics. It illustrates the robot's expressive range of movement using scripted animations and pre-recorded speech.

Artist Theo Jansen demonstrates the amazingly lifelike kinetic sculptures he builds from plastic tubes and lemonade bottles. His creatures are designed to move -- and even survive -- on their own.

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Boston Dynamics just released a new video of their Robotic "Big Dog" on hills, ice and snow, and also demonstrating its walking gait and balance testing. It has uses in Military and Survival, Search and Rescue SAR, as well as Special Forces operations.