New York's brightest students test today's smartest toy.
By Eliot Levy-Bencheton and Brendan Moore
Posted 01.07.2002 at 9:21 pm 1 Comment
They're semi-intelligent, loud, and hellbent on a path of destruction. Not teenagers, but rather a new creation designed for them: Bio-Integrated Organisms, or Bio Bugs for short. The new toy from Hasbro represents a breakthrough of sorts -- it's only $40, yet it's hardwired with artificial intelligence created at Sandia National Laboratory. The result: These toys can work together to complete tasks.
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