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October 30, 2012

A Robot Needs Hips To Lean And Listen

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Robot designers are tackling the problem of robots seeming unfriendly and, well, blank. Designers Leila Takayama of Willow Garage and Doug Dooley of Pixar Animation Studios are designing for human-robot interaction. They want to make sure the machines have social skills which will allow them to be more successful in the workplace. Doug feels so strongly about this, that he's leaving what animators consider a dream job to work on robots.

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