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In a stunning piece of non-news, the BBC recently reported that “armed robots will not be allowed to roam the home of the future randomly stabbing people”.

We for one think this is a shame but the experiment sounds like it was fun:

The tests involved a robot arm weighing 14kg and a 1.1m reach that was equipped with a variety of bladed household tools including a steak knife, kitchen knife, scissors and screwdriver.

The robot arm was programmed to use the bladed tools to stab and cut a silicone lump, a leg from a dead pig and the arm of a human volunteer.

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