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iCandy: Robots--Medical, Musical, Manservants

Automatons do chores, play tunes, and talk among themselves

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Photo: Ronald Frommann/Siemens
This device is part of a network of sensors that monitor an experimental dike near Bad Nieuweschans, on the Germany-Netherlands border. One of the aims of the experiments, which are part of the EU’s UrbanFlood project, is to develop an Internet-based early warning system that would send out an alert if a dike fails. The sensors are taking a host of measurements that will give researchers a better idea of what precedes a failure.

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