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iRobot Corporation (IRBT), Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC): DARPA’s Robot Competition Brings Back the Terminator

What this all means
There’s a lot to consider about the rise of robotics, and their possible drawbacks. But, as I’ve written before, robots are the technology of the future. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) makes robots that assist with precision surgery; Rethink Robotics makes Baxter, a manufacturing robot that can work alongside humans; and now, thanks to Boston Dynamics, a first-responder robot is in the works. More importantly, as technology progresses and robots become more functional, they’ll probably become as commonplace as computers — Rodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics’ CEO, has stated that that’s precisely the goal. Consequently, investing in companies that specialize in robotics now could make you a pretty return in the future.

The article DARPA’s Robot Competition Brings Back the Terminator originally appeared on Fool.com is written by Katie Spence.

Fool contributor Katie Spence owns shares of Northrop Grumman. Follow her on Twitter: @TMFKSpence. The Motley Fool recommends Intuitive Surgical and iRobot and owns shares of Intuitive Surgical and Northrop Grumman.

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