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Meet Bosnia’s first robot rock band musician

By Reuters
10 February 2021   |   12:43 pm
Bosnia's most popular rock band, Dubioza Kolektiv, has a new recruit who sings and plays musical instruments - a humanoid robot called Robby Megabyte.

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