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iCandy February 2010

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We’re tantalizingly close to having robotic household servants. Mahru-Z [right, with “older sibling” Mahru-M], an automaton developed by researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, can clean, put your dirty clothes in the washer, pop your snack into the microwave, and bring it to you. The 1.5-meter-tall domestic is the result of a two-year project.
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