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Director of Mit's Personal Robots Group on Designing Robots that Will Be ­seful in Our Everyday Lives

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Cynthia Breazeal and Kismet

What makes your robots different from traditional robots?

It's all about human-robot interaction in this more interpersonal sense, like you saw in Star Wars. Until then, the way we reacted with robots was [by] remote control or button pushing. Now, the robot becomes almost more like a creature you interact with, like a person or a companion animal.

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