Four stories on robot advances. Robot telemarketers may be allowed to call your cell phone. You can read the text of the bill here.

Meanwhile, in Japan, Panasonic is unveiling new helper robots. The robots are meant to help take care of Japan's elderly. From Gizmag:

The three robotic devices set to make their debut at the upcoming 38th International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition (H.C.R.2011) in Tokyo include a communication assistance robot and new models of the company's Hair-Washing Robot and RoboticBed. 

The picture below is that of Panasonic's "HOSPI" automatic medication delivery robot.

And we've got robots that resemble gigantic militarized dogs (check out the video in the left sidebar), and robots and rats are MERGING.

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