Robots have jumped, raced and rolled a long way in the last 10 years

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Robots have jumped, raced and rolled a long way in the last 10 years

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id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> Pepper has become the de facto robot of the decade.

Aloysius Low/CNET This story is part of The 2010s: A Decade in Review, a series on the memes, people, products, movies and so much more that have influenced the 2010s. It’s 2019 and Hundeseng pĂ„ ben we still don’t have adorable robot butlers in our homes to deliver ice cream while we lounge on the sofa or tidy up our floor-drobe after an especially busy week. Are you disappointed? I know I am.

And yet, as the decade draws to a close, we’re also living in the most exciting era for robotics we’ve ever seen. Not only are the robots we’re building more advanced than ever, but also we’re having discussions about the roles robots should play in our lives, whether they should have rights and what our relationship with them should look like.

The 2010s have given us robots that can care for us, robots that can wow us and robots that give us the willies. Don your exoskeleton: It’s time to take a walk through 10 years of robo-history.

Scary robots 
There’s no other robotics company in the world that’s caught the public’s attention this decade quite like Boston Dynamics. The Softbank-owned company is known for posting videos of its sophisticated and terrifying machines that spark reactions that range from, “Greetings, new robot overlords” to “Burn it with fire!”

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