5 Robots that will shape Tokyo 2020 Olympics
By Guardian Exclusive
03 February 2020 | 2:41 pm
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games get underway in the last week of July, and here are five robots that will shape what organisers predict would be the most exciting summer Olympics of all-time.
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