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Google has patented the ability to control a robot army

In a patent awarded today, the company outlines a system for “allocating tasks to a plurality of robotic devices.” This sounds innocuous enough—it could mean linking a series of factory robots together, or perhaps a gaggle of Roombas to clean a large house—but the potential is much greater. Google’s patent outlines methods for connecting a series of robots over the cloud to complete tasks, but it doesn’t put a limit on how many robots could be managed at once.


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sometimes i think to myself, what is humanity? is it making art? is it science? is it humor? but then i remember my mom bought a cleaning robot and gave him a cute name and likes it more than our cat, and i realized