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These robots will shape the future

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A new generation of robots that are flexible, sensing and in some ways human-like has arrived—and the cyborgs have the potential to change the landscape of many industries and, in turn, the global economy.

According to the Boston Consulting Group, spending on robots globally is expected to jump to about $67 billion by 2025, from just over $15 billion in 2010

Some potentially game-changing robots were on display this week at Hannover Messe—the world's biggest industrial technology fair in Germany. This slideshow brings you some of the highlights.

Written by CNBC's Dhara Ranasinghe on Friday 17 April 2015.

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