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Electronics that restore vocal ability, mobility, and salubrity

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This hulking robot and two other automatons were pitted against a human rugby player in a kicking match at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand. The robotic rugby kickers, equipped with sensors for identifying the goal area and software for calculating the amount of force to deliver to the ball, dueled the human player to a draw.

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back view of man in baseball cap holding controllers for robot arms, which are in silhouette in front of him, just outside of the shadows

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