Forget Drones. This Year's SXSW Will Usher in the Era of Real-World Robots

Jibo and more will join conference's first 'Robot Ranch'

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If FaceTime and Siri already make you feel like you've been transported into a Jetsons episode or a scene from Blade Runner, buckle up. Robot makers are getting ready to mix the human experience with artificial intelligence in ways that promise a colorful and revolutionary ride, and in the not-so-distant future, automated helpers are set to change how we approach camaraderie, cat litter and calamari, and just about everything in between.

In fact, you may see an adroit talking cyborg unwrapped as a birthday present in the coming months.



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