How Cynthia Breazeal is teaching robots how to be human (Wired UK): This next generation is intended for use as learning companions for children -- robust, stretchy and squashy, they don't have an official name yet but are referred to as "Tofu". Breazeal is also teaching the droids the rules of human behaviour by crowdsourcing: "If they only interact with a few people, the robots don't get the life experience we take for granted." So she created an online game called Mars Escape, where players and droids collaborate.
The lessons learned are uploaded to a robot that sits in the Boston Museum of Science, talking to visitors.
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