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Profile: Cynthia Breazeal

A daring engineer designs sociable robots to communicate and interact the way people do.
Publish Date: Topic: Tech + EngineeringTech & EngineeringBrand: NOVA ScienceNOWNOVA ScienceNOW

(This video is no longer available for streaming.) "Robots have been in the deepest oceans, to Mars — but your living room is the final frontier," says MIT roboticist Cynthia Breazeal. Thinking outside the box of traditional engineering, Breazeal designs "sociable robots" with theories of child development and parent-child interactions in mind, equipping her creations with an ability to learn and giving them expressive, human-like features.

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