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Japanese androids take us closer to 'Blade Runner' future

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A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, scientists say, after recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan. 

Former astronaut Mamoru Mori (2nd R), and Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro (2nd L) pose with new female humanoid robots "Otonaroid" (R) and "Kodomoroid" (L) in Tokyo on June 24, 2014

But as the once-fantastical idea of wise-cracking android sidekicks takes form in laboratories -- and the gap between humans and robots narrows -- society faces ethical and legal complications as yet undreamed of, they warn.

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