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Sure, robots can juggle now. But not all that well.

Robots can juggle now? Yes. Saw this on Geekosystem, which called it yet another addition to the coming robot apocalypse.

Okay, I admit it. I’m a nerd. But I’ve had a secret thing for robots since reading Marge Piercy’s novel He, She and It. I read it more than once. I might have read it three or four times. Among other things, it depicts a woman who falls in love with a robot. Talk about your perfect boyfriend. However, unlike that book, whose robot was way more charming than the robot depicted here, this video is not fiction. It’s from the Movement Control Laboratory at the University of Washington, whose manifesto you might want to read.

Video came to us via Geekosystem via Geekologie, which wrote a very funny piece about the robot juggling, by the way.

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