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Comments on Sensitive Artificial Skin For Touchy-Feely Robots
Let's face it, robots feel distanced and remote with their cold, metallic skin. Diligent researchers work to remedy this problem. (Read the complete story)

"A couple of summers ago, it was about 100 degrees out (Fahrenheit). In a hippy-type restaurant with no air conditioning, I happened to pick up a plastic ketchup bottle. It was at exactly human body temperature, and about the same squishiness as, say, somebody's arm. At that moment I realized that getting people to form warm cuddly emotional relationships with robots will be a lot easier than we thought."
(mammals just want to share body heat 11/6/2011 1:12:09 AM)

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