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This week we covered robots, robots, and MORE ROBOTS! It's the all robot edition of Strange But True!

Robots to Take Over Fast-Food Industry—Next time you’re at McDonald’s®, it may be a robot asking you if you want fries with your order. As the war on minimum wage rages on, fast-food companies are looking for  cheaper ways to deliver service. Instead of driving up the cost of a double cheeseburger to help pay their employees’ salaries, fast-food industries are looking to replace their employees by using automatons instead.

Michigan Governor Celebrates Labor Day with Unusual Worker—In his Labor Day remarks, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said, “Let’s also look to the future and commit to prepare the talent of tomorrow.” Was he referring to a very unusual “worker” who was with him as he led 30,000 state residents in walking across the famous Mackinac Bridge on the holiday?

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You Can’t ‘Boss’ Me Around, You’re Just a Robot—Contrary to the title, most people prefer to be bossed around by robots than they do their own bosses according to a research project conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). The research found that in a situation where a team of two humans and one robot work toward a common goal, the humans prefer the robots to take charge.

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