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US Scientist Trains Robot to Learn to Be More Human

There is a student on the campus of Stanford University in California’s Silicon Valley that is getting lots of attention.  The student is a robot named Jackrabbot, after the jackrabbit, a relative of the rabbit and found in California. The Jackrabbot has been roaming the university campus to learn social skills so it can be polite in human company. The robot moves on a Segway platform and has multimodal sensors to help it learn. On this day, Jackrabbot is dressed in a hat and tie,...

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