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8 Things That Are So Close To The Real Thing

Check some of the coolest life-like creations around. Who needs real life when you have these incredibly realistic replicas? They're so close, and so awesome.

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ASIMO is basically the coolest robot ever, and can run up to 3.7 miles per hour. Created by Honda in 2000, ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) is a humanoid robot designed to help individuals who lack full mobility. ASIMO may not be a real person, but it is pretty close. Check out the full video below.

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2. BigDog

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We're not talking about the oversized t-shirts here. Invented by Boston Dynamics in 2005, BigDog is a quadruped robot standing 2.5 feet tall and weighing in at 240 pounds. BigDog was invented to accompany soliders and carry equipment across difficult terrain.

3. Jules

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Long gone are the days of the pet rocks and Tamagotchis. Jules listens to what you have to say and responds just like a good friend would.

4. Japanese Robot Mouth

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Perhaps the strangest robot on the list. This mouth bot from Japan uses an air pump, artificial vocal chords, a resonance tube, a nasal cavity, and a microphone attached to a sound analyzer as substitutes for human vocal organs.

5. There are no need for pop stars now. Here's a realistic robot dancer from Japan.

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The backup dancers can't steal the spotlight.

7. Actroid-F

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This blinking, breathing, speaking android is pretty awesome, but also pretty creepy. Actroid-F was build by Japan based robot makers Kokoro. She was created to comfort hospital patients.

8. Germinoid-DK

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He's even got great hair.