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The UK's largest robotics laboratory opens in Bristol

10 May 2012 Last updated at 06:28 BST

The UK's largest robotics laboratory has opened in Bristol and will examine how robots interact with humans.

The centre will also develop new technologies for the next generation of robots.

Two roboticists demonstrated their projects - Bert, the "robot helper", and the "shrewbot", a robot with whiskers.