Robot Reality: Stranger Than Fiction

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Humans have been fascinated by the idea of robots for longer than you might expect. In fact, one of the first mentions of robot-like creatures comes from Homer's Iliad. In Book 18 Hephaestus, the Greek god of all mechanical arts, is assisted by moving female statues made from gold that had "minds and wisdoms." In more modern times, George Lucas created a similar loveable robot, whom we all know as C3PO.

The field of robotics has been making vast strides over the past several years, and many of the creations scientists are building are even stranger and more amazing than what some science fiction novelists have imagined. Click through the gallery for a look at what amazing robots are being created and used today.

Jennifer Bentley, ChaCha SciTech and Automotive