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  Robot dino could replace guard dogs
Updated 27 March 2002, 13.00

Even though dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years, one could soon be patrolling your home or school to keep an eye on you!

  Click here to try our dinosaur quiz

The Japanese have invented a new dinosaur robot that looks like the plant-eating triceratops, but works a bit like a CCTV camera.

It can be controlled by a mobile phone and has a built-in camera so that it can capture images as it wanders around.

Robot can do vacuuming

It can be used as a kind of 'robotic guard dog' to put off burglars by roaring and snapping their picture when they break into someone's house.

It's just been unveiled in Tokyo and it's the latest robot to have been invented in Japan.

Another Japanese company recently released a robot costing 2,800 that can vacuum your house!

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