In the realm of emerging technology, robotics and artificial intelligence are white-hot areas of research and development. Humanoid robots like Atlas from Boston Dynamics are replicating the human form, while ambitious A.I. systems around the globe are working at everything from medical research to real-time language translation to poker.
Four years ago today, DNews posted its very first video -- about advanced robotics. In the spirit of birthday celebrations, reporters from the mighty DNews team are revisiting their first stories for perspective and updates. Today, Trace Dominguez checks in with the robot revolution and profiles some of the most terrifying awesome advances we've witnessed since 2012.
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