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I, for one…

welcome our new library robot overlords.

A Japanese team of researchers has developed a robot that could help browse for books in a library by receiving instructions via the Internet…Using a laser to navigate between shelves and other barriers, it can select a book, open it and flip through pages with its own hand, while taking and sending pictures of contents.

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okay, any guesses on how long it will take this idea to be co-opt’ed for pr0n-related purposes? “I want to look at the March 1977 issue of Playboy, but I don’t own a copy. Whatever can I do?”

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