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UK Robotics Week 2017, which took place at the end of June, culminated in a showcase of some of the coolest robots from around the world.

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The parts for this prosthetic hand are manufactured by a company called Steeper in Leeds, England.

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Pistons activate the fingers so that the user can grip items.

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This robotic arm is being used to help rehabilitate stroke victims and to assist children with cerebral palsy.

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Users manipulate the arm to play games and complete challenges, which help retrain links between brains and muscles.

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This shape-shifting metamorphic worker robot was designed by King's College London.

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It can change its form to navigate difficult or dangerous environments.

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One potential use: reconnaissance missions in disaster situations.

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Prosthetic hands are increasingly sophisticated. This one, created by Queen Mary University London, is made from soft materials.

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Each finger is controlled individually by air pressure and can mimic the movements of a human hand in real time.

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This is a robotic endoscope created by researchers at the University of Leeds.

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It's cheap, compact and portable and can be used by non-specialist medical staff to look for cancer in the stomach and esophagus.

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This is Lucie, one of several of her kind currently undergoing trials in offices around the UK.

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She's learning about human environments and activities as part of a project being run by the University of Leeds

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MiRo is an adorable companion robot designed by Consequential Robotics.

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It's affectionate and sweet, but can also provide vital help to elderly people in the home.

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As well as being able to detect falls, MiRo can remind people to take medicines.

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