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One way robots can be more like people

Posted by: on Oct 3, 2007 | One Comment

Via Doc Mara, a story about why Roombas are successful: people form emotional attachments with them.

“They’re more willing to work with a robot that does have issues because they really, really like it,” said Beki Grinter, an associate professor at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing. “It sort of begins to address more concerns: If we can design things that are somewhat emotionally engaging, it doesn’t have to be as reliable.”

Roombas fill an emotional vacuum for owners – Tech News & Reviews – MSNBC.com

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1 Comment

  1. Doc Mara
    November 4, 2007

    It’s why I love Apple stuff…and used to love them even more.

    It’s also why I dress my…nevermind.

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