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Emotional Cocorobo vac-bot wants to suck up to you

Emotional Cocorobo vac-bot wants to suck up to you | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Plucky trilingual robot acts differently depending on how it feels, according to Sharp. Just don't kick it with your steel-toed boots. Read this blog post by Tim Hornyak on Crave.
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From our recent work with children, we know that young people instinctively expect technology to respond to them in very human-like ways—to motivate and empower them, often serving as a sort of companion, rather than merely a tool for solving specific problems. While many adults think about technology as separate from humanness, kids tend to think of it as fundamentally human. It comforts us; it keeps us company; it helps us learn and grow; and, in some cases, it can fulfill certain emotional needs more reliably than other people.

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Wall-mounted interactive robot mimics emotions, follows you around, wants to be friends (video)

Wall-mounted interactive robot mimics emotions, follows you around, wants to be friends (video) | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Not every robot is here to make our food, clean our floors or perform interstellar maintenance for us.
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Robo Vending Machine Gives Out Free Drinks for a Hug

Robo Vending Machine Gives Out Free Drinks for a Hug | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
I want to feel love: A Coca-Cola vending machine will offer a free Coke to anyone who is willing to give it a hug.
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