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5 Ways Robots Make The World A Better Place

First Posted: 03/29/11 11:01 PM ET   Updated: 05/29/11 06:12 AM ET

Some may say that there is no issue more polarizing to the human race than robots. But here at HuffPost Impact, we don't heed those overblown warnings about the robot apocalypse. Instead, we like to focus on the ways robots are improving our daily lives and helping people in need.

Robots are now used to teach sick children, rescue survivors in the wake of disaster amongst providing many other helpful services.

Check out our roundup of amazing robots and how they're making a difference around the world. Vote for your favorites!

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