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Could you beat a robot at Connect 4?

11 September 2013 Last updated at 12:22 BST

A new research centre in Edinburgh hopes to develop the next generation of robots.

Robotarium has brought together scientists from Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt Universities, backed by more than £6m of UK government funding.

The robots being developed could be used for anything from surgery to security - but could one beat a human at the board game Connect 4?

BBC Scotland's science correspondent Kenneth Macdonald took up the challenge.