Researchers Teach Robots To Avoid Childhood Bullies

Researchers Teach Robots To Avoid Childhood Bullies

By John Biggs Kids are mean. Just ask any robot. Robotics engineers have discovered a tendency for little kids – kindergarteners and grade schoolers – to be abusive towards robots when they’re not near their parents. To prove this, the researchers sent a wheeled robot out into a mall and watched it perambulate around foot traffic. When a little kid approached with his or her parent, the… Read More

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