How toys will shape future robots
14 October 2014
From Furbies to Cabbage Patch Dolls, the most successful toys have employed a variety of tricks to make us love them, and as Chris Baraniuk discovers, now these cues could shape future robots too.
"When we saw that children were able to have a very strong connection with a Tamagotchi, a very simple device, we knew that it would be possible to create a much stronger connection with a robot that had a humanoid shape, an expressive voice, and expressive gestures,” explains Aldebaran’s research director, Rodolphe Gelin.
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