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This picture taken on April 2, 2021 shows Ma Jie, chief technology officer for Weilan Intelligent Technology Corporation, walking an AlphaDog quadruped robot at the company workshop in Nanjing, China's Jiangsu province. - It's whip fast, obeys commands and doesn't leave unpleasant surprises on the floor -- meet the AlphaDog, a robotic response to two of China's burgeoning loves: pets and technology. - TO GO WITH AFP STORY CHINA-TECHNOLOGY-ROBOTS-ECONOMY,FOCUS BY HELEN ROXBURGH AND QIAN YE (Photo by WANG ZHAO / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY CHINA-TECHNOLOGY-ROBOTS-ECONOMY,FOCUS BY HELEN ROXBURGH AND QIAN YE (Photo by WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images)

This picture taken on April 2, 2021 shows Ma Jie, chief technology officer for Weilan Intelligent Technology Corporation, walking an AlphaDog quadruped robot at the company workshop in Nanjing, China's Jiangsu province. - It's whip fast, obeys commands and doesn't leave unpleasant surprises on the floor -- meet the AlphaDog, a robotic response to two of China's burgeoning loves: pets and technology.
 - TO GO WITH AFP STORY CHINA-TECHNOLOGY-ROBOTS-ECONOMY,FOCUS BY HELEN ROXBURGH AND QIAN YE (Photo by WANG ZHAO / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY CHINA-TECHNOLOGY-ROBOTS-ECONOMY,FOCUS BY HELEN ROXBURGH AND QIAN YE (Photo by WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images)