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Today's response robots are mostly used to enter disaster zones and report back to people, but the future looks more like a comic book or Hollywood film. DARPA, the Department of Defense's advanced research division, called for a humanoid robot that can use standard tools in a human environment, to ultimately save people during a disaster. Companies and research teams across the country have submitted entries, and the results are impressive.

In other news, a French mall has a bicycle parking lot... See the headlines after the jump.

Humanoid Robots To Save People In The Most Dangerous Disaster Zones | Co.Exist
A Parking Lot For Bicycles In A French Shopping Mall | Architizer

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