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From Automaton to Emoticon

Interesting article about one researcher’s struggle to put the human into humanoid robot. His big question: How can robot’s disagree with humans without pissing us off. Computers do it all the time, and we’re often ready to kick serious gigabyte booty. But each year it seems we get closer to creating an emotibot that we can take to the movies and share popcorn with.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.