Cynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots

http://www.ted.com As a grad student, Cynthia Breazeal wondered why we were using robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms. The key, she realized: training robots to interact with people. Now she dreams up and builds robots that teach, learn — and play. Watch for amazing demo footage of a new kids’ game.

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23 thoughts on “Cynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots

  1. “This lady sitting …
    “This lady sitting there talking about having robots around the house, you knwo what I mean… First of all, she’s whoring it up for no particular reason, she’s wearing hooker boots…Do you really gotta get people’s dick half full just to listen to you? How insecure are you? Talking about robots around the house is still not compelling enough you still? have to have your street walker boots on?” – Bill Burr

  2. Wow…nice attire. …
    Wow…nice attire. I have? a robot in mine pants that has a mind of its own. This smart whore just activated its sensors…

  3. I suppose …
    I suppose technology can help foster a child’s imagination – but why not just turn off the TV? and buy your kid a paint set or saxophone?

  4. Why do I get the …
    Why do I get the feeling that robots of this kind lead to ‘Blade Runner’ or ‘I, Robot’ rather than ‘WALL-E.’ This is creepy stuff, playing? God and with fire at the same time.?

  5. Well it’s pretty …
    Well it’s pretty sad that apparently there is a need with? certain people to obtain a robot to talk to.

  6. LOL that is so …
    LOL that is so funny? because it’s 100% accurate and painfully and unjustly true. truth = funny.

  7. Version 1.0 has …
    Version 1.0 has been out for quite a while, but is a poor investment due to the fact that it ends? up stealing half of your possessions and future earnings.

  8. I want? a robot …
    I want? a robot that can suck my dick, play with my balls and fix me a sandwich…oh wait. Nevermind.

  9. PROBLEM: My child …
    PROBLEM: My child doesn’t play enough in the ‘real world’. SOLUTION: introduce him to other children.?

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