Topics » Business & Economy   May 20, 2011

Furry Robots, Foldable Cars and More Innovations from MIT's Media Lab


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Furry Tofu is a social robot designed to interact with children.

"Tofu is the first squash and stretch robot," Orn said. "The children will grab at it, toss [it] around, so you should be able to grab it without breaking anything." The key, says Orn, is that the robot be "expressive and engaging enough for children to enjoy and benefit from in an educative way."

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