Aww, look at the cute robot-wrestler couple, out cruising on their robot date. He’s using his new-found touchscreen manipulation skills to find the restaurant, while she pilots them GM’s prototype pod-car. Meanwhile, her thoughts are literally legible on her face, and the benevolent overlords of DARPA watch over us all.

Welcome to the future.

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