10 Hardest Things to Teach a Robot

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The First 'Killer Robot' Was Around Back in 1979

The First 'Killer Robot' Was Around Back in 1979

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Author's Note: 10 Hardest Things to Teach Robots

The Robot from "Lost in Space" (the 1960s TV series, not the horrible 1998 movie) roamed my imagination as I wrote this article. It was difficult to write about humans interacting with machines and not hear The Robot's iconic warning -- "Danger, Will Robinson, danger!" -- echoing in my thoughts.

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