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Robots in 2009: The wackier, the better

No surprise here--some of the silliest and oddest robots of the year gone by were to be found in Japan. But who could top Taiwan's kissing bots?

We at Crave love robots, especially wacky ones built for little or no practical reason. As 2009 closed, we took a quick look back at a few of these tributes to the spirit of innovation, dedication, and sheer silliness. Not surprisingly, most are from Japan. To which we say, Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto. And here's hoping 2010 brings as many weird robots as the year gone by.