Robots that can take on our dirty work have long been an obsession for mankind, and today’s advanced technology is making it ever more possible.

From self-driving delivery robots to the robot that dispenses your medicine, machines are making an impact on all our lives.

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But which have set milestones along the way? As The Guinness World Records 10th Gamer’s Edition came out in September last year, we take a look at the robotic scene-setters.