"But by the end they treated the robot as a peer rather than a toy.
"Our work suggests that touch integrated on the time-scale of a few minutes is a surprisingly effective index of social connectedness,"
preconceived notions of robots, s
I think this study has clearly reported the possibilities of small, almost autonomous humanoid robots for toddlers. Nowadays robots can perform a variety of functions that were thought to be incident to people only - in short time we’ll have electronic baby-sitters and peer-robots in every kindergarten,
18- to 24-month-
Toddlers Bond With Robot
Children of toddler age were
sit down, or walk in a certain direction
The results imply that current robot technology is surprisingly close to achieving autonomous bonding and socialization with human toddlers,"
a new direction -
- in short time we’ll have electronic baby-sitters and peer-robots in
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