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On the Web Wed Aug 24 2011

Man vs. Machine at Mansueto

Can the robots at the University of Chicago's Mansueto Library really find a book faster than a person going about it the old-fashioned way? Find out who prevails below:

(Okay, it's no surprise who wins, but with robots you don't get to have fun interactions with librarians! That seems like a loss to me.)

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