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Colbert takes on robots

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On Thursday’s Colbert Report, the intrepid anchorman took on a subject near and dear to our hearts — robots.

He even tossed in a reference to Carnegie Melon’s robot snakes.

Does this mean that Colbert reads Handshake? No. But, oddly enough, he does employ the same robot valet.

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Carnegie Mellon’s robot snakes

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Some day, when you’re lying trapped under a giant slab of concrete floor after the Big One flattens half of California, you’ll hear the rustling, gravel-churning sounds of a snake in motion.

And when the creature pokes it’s head out from the rubble it will look back at you from a soulless camera at the end of a long, mechanical, serpentine body.

This is the Carnegie Melon robot snake. And it may be the creepiest thing that will ever save your life.

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