iCandy: Imitation of Life

Robots run, swim, act, and fight like us

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Photo: DreamWorks Studio
In a scene from the movie Real Steel, actor Hugh Jackman stands ringside, giving last-minute instructions to his fighting robot. Jackman’s character, a former boxer, ends up teaching everything he knows about the “sweet science” to a hulking automaton capable of mimicking his movements and remembering punch combinations.

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