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Top 100 Robot Trends in 2017

From Intentionally Annoying Robots to Kid-Friendly Therapy Robots

— January 27, 2018 — Tech
The 2017 robot trends show that, without any question, there are robots now. That's a ridiculous fact when one really considers it. Automata have been the stuff of fantasy for decades, and while there's been a steady improvement in robotics over the years, the robots that are being released as relatively inexpensive, commercial, mass-produced products are often more advanced than even the fantasy bots of yore.

Rather than conducting industrial tasks, robots are being used increasingly to deal with human beings, too. For example, a train station in China has employed a robotic police offer that has been approved by the local municipal government, the famous Pepper robot has learned how to conduct traditional Buddhist funerals, and a robot has even been given official citizenship in the United Arab Emirates.
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Activity
Freshness
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Robotic Teaching Assistants
Robotic Teaching Assistants
This Intelligent Learning Assistant Provides Classroom Support
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99
Underwater Consumer Drones
Underwater Consumer Drones
The Blueye Pioneer Drone Offers Views 150 Meters Under the Water
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98
AI Baby Monitors
AI Baby Monitors
The Mattel Baby Monitor Functions as a Powerful Digital Caretaker
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97
Pet Discipline Robots
Pet Discipline Robots
The 'CatNani' Robot Stops Pets from Jumping on Tables and Counters
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96
Animal-Shaped Digital Assistants
Animal-Shaped Digital Assistants
'Line' is Releasing a Range of Adorable Smart Speakers
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95
Berry-Picking Robots
Berry-Picking Robots
Octinion's 3D-Printed Robot Picks a Berry Every Three Seconds
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94
Smart Toothbrushing Companions
Smart Toothbrushing Companions
RoBoHon Teaches Kids to Brush Their Teeth with 'GUM Play'
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93
Hexagonal Photography Aerial Vehicles
Hexagonal Photography Aerial Vehicles
The 'Chuck' Drone Autonomously Captures Your Experiences
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92
Hand-Controlled Robot Toys
Hand-Controlled Robot Toys
Ziro is a Modular Kids' Construction Kits Debuting at CES 2017
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91
AI Sales Chatbots
AI Sales Chatbots
Sales Bot KoalaChat Uses Friendly Methods to Make More Customer Conversions
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90
Auto-Follow Camera Drones
Auto-Follow Camera Drones
The 'MyDrone' 4K Camera Drone Keeps an Eye on the User
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89
AI-Powered Speakers
AI-Powered Speakers
The Alibaba Tmall Genie X1 is a Small-Scale Smart Speaker for the Home
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88
Digital Personal Assistant Apps
Digital Personal Assistant Apps
'Audrey' is an AI Assistant That Allows Users to Teach it Lessons
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87
Miniature Robotic Ball Toys
Miniature Robotic Ball Toys
The Sphero Mini Lets Kids Get Started with Programming
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86
Kid-Friendly Robot Kits
Kid-Friendly Robot Kits
'IronBot Chap' is a DIY Robotics Kit for Kids That Offers STEM Education
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85
Autonomous Car Brand Vacuums
Autonomous Car Brand Vacuums
The Tesla Vacuum Design Tracks and Maps Home Layout
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84
Cartoon Programming Toys
Cartoon Programming Toys
This Minion Coding Toy Flatulates on Command
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83
Eco Pool-Skimming Robots
Eco Pool-Skimming Robots
The Solar Breeze NX Automatic Pool Skimmers are Powered by Solar Energy
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82
Hexacopter Videography Drones
Hexacopter Videography Drones
The Ehang 'Skyway' Hexacopter Drone Offers Enhanced Maneuverability
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81
Robotic Lawn-Mowing Startups
Robotic Lawn-Mowing Startups
HomeVP Installs Lawn-Mowing Robots In Your Home For a Monthly Fee
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80
Robotic Pet Companions
Robotic Pet Companions
The 'Sego' Pet Companion Robot Feed and Cares for Cats and/or Dogs
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79
Interactive Robotic Tiger Toys
Interactive Robotic Tiger Toys
The furReal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger Responds Back to Kids
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78
Landing Pad Drone Backpacks
Landing Pad Drone Backpacks
The miggo Agua Storm-Proof Drone Lander 70 Packs Everything You Need
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77
Smartphone Drone Cameras
Smartphone Drone Cameras
The 'SELFLY' Smartphone Case Camera Drone Captures Photos From Afar
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76
AI Art Marketplaces
AI Art Marketplaces
'Artfinder' Uses Artificial Intelligence to Match Users to Works of Art
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75
Educational STEM Robot Toys
Educational STEM Robot Toys
The 'ROBOPAL' Teaches Kids About Programming in an Entertaining Way
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74
Lace-Tightening LEGO Machines
Lace-Tightening LEGO Machines
This DIY Lego Machine Will Tie Your Shoe Laces for You
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73
AI Wedding Planners
AI Wedding Planners
Wedding Nook Uses Algorithms to Automatically Vet and Suggest Wedding Vendors
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72
Emergency Drone-Accompanied Cars
Emergency Drone-Accompanied Cars
The Land Rover Discovery Project Hero is for Search and Rescue
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71
Unmanned Drone Taxis
Unmanned Drone Taxis
Dubai Successfully Tested The Two-Seater Autonomous Air Taxi Prototype
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70
Kid-Friendly Therapy Robots
Kid-Friendly Therapy Robots
'Darwin' Provides Robot Therapy to Children with Cerebral Palsy
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69
Chinese Police Robots
Chinese Police Robots
The E-Patrol Robot Sheriff Uses Facial Recognition to Track Criminals
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68
Educational Healthcare Social Robots
Educational Healthcare Social Robots
The 'MOnarCH' Robot Provides Edutainment in Hospitals
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67
Water-Testing Fish Robots
Water-Testing Fish Robots
The Bio-Mimetic Robotic Fish are Laden with Sensors to Test Water Health
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66
Autonomous Hotel-Roaming Robots
Autonomous Hotel-Roaming Robots
'Relay' is Japan's Prince Hotel's Newest Bell Boy
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65
Child-Minding Robots
Child-Minding Robots
The 5elements Robot Nanny Can Watch Your Children and Follow Them Around
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64
Programmable Education Robots
Programmable Education Robots
The Cue CleverBot Lets Kids Learn, Program and Play
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63
Durable Extreme Weather Drones
Durable Extreme Weather Drones
The DJI Matrice 200 Series Powerful Drone Can Withstand Anything
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62
Aquarium-Cleaning Robots
Aquarium-Cleaning Robots
'MOAI' is a Robotic System That Cleans and Monitor's One Fish Tank
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61
Enhanced Payload Cargo Drones
Enhanced Payload Cargo Drones
The GRIFF Aviation 300 Super Drone Can Carry Up to 300-Kilograms
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60
Chill-Sending AI Wearables
Chill-Sending AI Wearables
The Anti AI AI Device Gives You the Chills When It Detects a Fake Voice
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59
Protective Umbrella Drones
Protective Umbrella Drones
The Umbrella Drone is a High-Tech Solution for Weather Protection
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58
Supportive Exoskeleton Suits
Supportive Exoskeleton Suits
Three Hyundai Exoskeletons were Unveiled by the Brand at CES 2017
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57
Fast Food Delivery Rovers
Fast Food Delivery Rovers
The Domino's Pizza Delivery Robot Has Just Launched in Europe
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56
Intentionally Annoying Robots
Intentionally Annoying Robots
'Misbehaving (ro)bots' is a Series of Bothersome Bots
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55
Plug-and-Play Robot Toys
Plug-and-Play Robot Toys
The 'Mabot' Robotic Toy Lets Kids Create with Their Imagination
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54
Blazing-Fast Racing Drones
Blazing-Fast Racing Drones
The UVify Draco Quad Racing Drone was Showcased at CES 2017
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53
Nature Photography Drones
Nature Photography Drones
The 'Onyx' Natural Photography Drone Tracks Wildlife without Disturbance
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52
Kid-Friendly Robots
Kid-Friendly Robots
The Pudding BeanQ Robot Has a Charming, Friendly Aesthetic
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51
Robotic Pet Play Robots
Robotic Pet Play Robots
The Anthouse Robot Pet Companions Connects You to Your Furry Friend
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50
Drone Mural Projects
Drone Mural Projects
This Drone Painting System is Being Used to Make Crowdsourced Urban Art
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49
Unbreakable Race Drones
Unbreakable Race Drones
The Aerodyne Nimbus Indestructible Drone Has a Lightweight Design
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48
App-Enabled Garden Robots
App-Enabled Garden Robots
GardenSpace Automatically Waters and Monitors One's Garden
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47
Buoyant Blimp Hybrid Aircraft
Buoyant Blimp Hybrid Aircraft
The 'Plimp' Borrows Blimp and Unmanned Drone Functionality
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46
Portable Robotic Assistants
Portable Robotic Assistants
The 'PLEN Cube' Personal Assistant Robot is Multifunctional
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45
Food Delivery Robots
Food Delivery Robots
DoorDash is Partnering with Starship Technologies to Offer Robot Delivery
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44
High-Tech Tag Games
High-Tech Tag Games
Tag Team Inc. is Reinventing Laser Tag with 3D-Printed Weapons, AI and Drones
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43
Autonomous Home Security Drones
Autonomous Home Security Drones
'Aire' Monitors One's Home Using a 360-Degree Camera
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42
Cost-Effective Robotic Prosthetics
Cost-Effective Robotic Prosthetics
BrainRobotics' Innovative Hands Were Showcased at CES 2017
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41
Autonomous Golf Course Robots
Autonomous Golf Course Robots
The 'Golf Pro' Ball Collector Senses and Collects Balls Efficiently
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40
Observant Underwater Drones
Observant Underwater Drones
This ROV is the First of Its Kind to Be Fully Portable
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39
Language-Teaching Robots
Language-Teaching Robots
The EMYS Interactive Robots Help Your Child Learn a Foreign Language
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38
AR Coding Robots
AR Coding Robots
Pai Technology's 'PaiGO' is a Bot That Teaches Programming for Children
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37
AR-Infused Teddy Bears
AR-Infused Teddy Bears
Seedling's 'Parker' Teaches Children About Empathy and Problem Solving
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36
Agricultural Crop-Scouting Drones
Agricultural Crop-Scouting Drones
The Parrot Disco-Pro AG Commercial Drones Keep an Eye on Farms
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35
Sophisticated Sweeping Appliances
Sophisticated Sweeping Appliances
The 'Mundi Vacuum' Boasts an Unconventional Circular Shape
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34
Autonomous Food Delivering Robots
Autonomous Food Delivering Robots
The 'Carriro Delivery Bot' is Bringing Sushi to Offices in Japan
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33
3D Plastic Surgery Projections
3D Plastic Surgery Projections
VECTRA Shows What a Procedure Will Look Like on an Individual
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32
Autonomous Retail Robots
Autonomous Retail Robots
Lowe's 'LoweBot' is an Automated Retail Service Tool
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31
Robotic Window Washers
Robotic Window Washers
The Winbot 950 Cleans Up in Its Niche in the Market
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30
Mars Colonization Vehicles
Mars Colonization Vehicles
The Mars Explorer Can Traverse the Red Planet with Ease
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29
Artificial Intelligence Brides
Artificial Intelligence Brides
The World's First Human Robot Wedding Proves Love is Programmable
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28
Collapsible Folding Drones
Collapsible Folding Drones
The 'DRNE' Mini Quadcopter Drone Features a Folding Aesthetic
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27
Driver-Free Transport Trucks
Driver-Free Transport Trucks
The GM SURUS Truck Has an Autonomous Functionality
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26
Robotic Living Accessories
Robotic Living Accessories
Project Kino Uses Mini Robots to Change the Appearance of Your Clothing
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25
Cardboard Delivery Drones
Cardboard Delivery Drones
DARPA's ASPARA Systems Make One-Way Trips
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24
Cute Communicative Robots
Cute Communicative Robots
'Elfkins' Emotes Messages Between Kids and Loved Ones
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23
Speedy Lightweight Drones
Speedy Lightweight Drones
The Yi Erida Drone Unveiled a Carbon Fiber Design at CES 2017
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22
360-Degree Rotation Drones
360-Degree Rotation Drones
The Voliro Multicopter Drone is Capable of Performing Complex Tricks
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21
Playful Educational Robots
Playful Educational Robots
The 'KUBO' Education Robot Teaches a Number of Different Skills
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20
Two-Wheeled Delivery Robots
Two-Wheeled Delivery Robots
Teletretail is Developing an Automated Robot for the Roads
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19
Autonomous Delivery Robots
Autonomous Delivery Robots
The Segway 'Loomo Go' is a Robot for Delivery of Goods
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18
App-Connected Bracelet Machines
App-Connected Bracelet Machines
This Friendship Bracelet Machine Was Created by WowWee
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17
Aquatic 4K Camera Drones
Aquatic 4K Camera Drones
The 'Gladius' Drone Enables Users to Take Underwater Photography
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16
Reactionary Floatation Devices
Reactionary Floatation Devices
The 'O-Drone' Water Safety Devices Inflate and Deflate as Required
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15
Robotic Cafe Baristas
Robotic Cafe Baristas
'Cafe X' Features Coffee Prepared by Industrial Robots
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14
Robotic Touch-Responsive Cats
Robotic Touch-Responsive Cats
'Qoobo' is a Robotic Cat with a Tail That Moves in Response to Touch
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13
Natural Lighting Robots
Natural Lighting Robots
'Caia' is a Smart Bot That Fills Homes with Natural Sunlight
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12
Foliage-Monitoring Drones
Foliage-Monitoring Drones
The 'Linnaeus' is a Flying Vehicle Drone Monitors Green Spaces
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11
Multi-Terrain Drone Toys
Multi-Terrain Drone Toys
The Rover Land and Sea Amphibious RC Car is Ruggedly Designed
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10
Discreet Foldable Drones
Discreet Foldable Drones
This Lockheed Martin Drone is Designed For Military and Industrial Use
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9
Autonomous Vehicle Art Exhibits
Autonomous Vehicle Art Exhibits
'Driver Less Vision' Imagines the World from a Car's Perspective
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8
Autonomous Self-Charging Drones
Autonomous Self-Charging Drones
The Eagle Eye Drone Has Solar Panels to Charge During Flight
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7
Robotic Lawn Care Mowers
Robotic Lawn Care Mowers
The 'TigerBot' Remote Controlled Lawn Mower Simplifies Outdoor Chores
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6
Home Assistant Robots
Home Assistant Robots
The LG Hub Robot Performs a Series of Smart Home Controls at CES 2017
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5
Aquatic Rescue Drones
Aquatic Rescue Drones
The Parrot Recon Drone Locates and Rescues Those in the Water
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4
Fish-Finding Underwater Drones
Fish-Finding Underwater Drones
The PowerRay Underwater Drone is Set to be Showcased at CES 2017
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3
Regulated Airflow Drones
Regulated Airflow Drones
The Bladeless Drone Concept Doesn't Have Exposed Components
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2
Flying Rideshare Drones
Flying Rideshare Drones
The 'Sky2Go' Passenger Drones Avoid Traffic and Cut Commute Times
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1
Tricopter Car Brand Drones
Tricopter Car Brand Drones
The Conceptual Tesla Aurora Drone Can Operate Autonomously
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