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Robot builders inspired by animal kingdom

17 February 2014 Last updated at 06:12 GMT

Researchers in Chicago say robots of the future are likely to be more like small animals than the humanoid butlers we have seen depicted in science fiction.

BBC Science Correspondent Pallab Ghosh is in Chicago and has been meeting some of them.

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