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Behold the Robot Revolution!

5 amazing types of robots who can, play catch, work in space, act in terrible plays, throw bricks at people, and just generally be creepy. Looks like the singularity isn't too far off.

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Anytime you start talking about machines gaining sentience, things get dire for the future of humanity.

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The robots, known as Spheres (Synchronised Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental satellites), currently have limited capabilities.

It is hoped the smartphones, powered by Google's Project Tango, will equip the robots with more functionality.

The robots have been described by experts as "incredibly clever".

When Nasa's robots first arrived at the International Space Station in 2006, they were only capable of precise movements using small jets of CO2, which propelled the devices forwards at around an inch per second.

"We wanted to add communication, a camera, increase the processing capability, accelerometers and other sensors," Spheres project manager Chris Provencher told Reuters.