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Thursday, July 06, 2017

Disney and Kid-Robot Interactions

Interesting thought.  Applications to robot-people interactions?     Storytelling mentioned.   Robots as androids, or more generally as devices? Do COPPA,  and other regulations,  apply the same way with robots?  What does natural mean here?  Engaging, friendly, teaching?

Disney experiments look to make kid-robot interactions more natural    by Devin Coldewey

Sooner or later, our children will be raised by robots, so it’s natural that Disney, purveyor of both robots and child-related goods, would want to get ahead of that trend. A trio of studies from its Research division aim at understanding and improving how kids converse with and otherwise interact with robots and other reasonably smart machines.  .... " 

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