A neurotic robot could helps kids cope with their own phobias
By Matt Ransford
Posted 03.27.2008 at 4:12 pm 0 Comments
Im guessing most of us see the future of robotics as one of two things: friendly domestic servants who help with our household chores, or menacing overlords who take over the planet and subject us to slavery. Did anyone have a cowering, neurotically-spinning humanoid machine on their list? No? You have apparently yet to be charmed by the Phobot, winner of the Human-Robot Interaction 2008 Student Design Competition in Amsterdam.
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