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Robot, repair thyself

By Naila Moreira
Globe Correspondent / November 20, 2006

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When people or animals get hurt, they can usually compensate for minor injuries and keep limping along, but for robots, even slight damage can make them stumble and fall. Now a robot scarcely larger than a human hand has demonstrated a novel ability : It can recover from damage -- an innovation that could make robots more independent. (Full article: 311 words)

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