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An experimental NASA K9 rover robot recently showed it could carry out tasks similar to those that robots now exploring Mars are doing, but it could complete those jobs more than 10 times faster. During a demonstration in the outdoor 'Marscape' test yard at NASA Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley, operators informed the K9 robot which rocks were interesting. With no further human guidance, the K9 rover - using artificial intelligence -- went to the 'targets' and examined them with a microscopic camera. A control staff of only five researchers was required to conduct the rover demonstration.
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