From an autonomous car to a robot built to respond to disasters to a robot that can fold towels a la Rosie from "The Jetsons," these are just some of the amazing machines that caught the attention of SmartPlanet this year.
SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das takes a look back at the best robots of 2011.
This video originally appeared on SmartPlanet with the headline "SmartPlanet's best robots of 2011."
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