October 21, 2010

Do Babies See Robots As Real?

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In a bizarre experiment, University of Washington researchers tried to learn if babies believe that robots are sentient or inanimate. One of them brought out Morph and interacted with it for 90 minutes in front of 64 18-month-old babies, then left the room. Their conclusion was that 13 out of 16 that witnessed the exchange would continue to observe the robot, while in the control group that did not witness Morph relating to the researcher, only 3 of them seemed interested.

Via Science Direct

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 21, 2010 9:20 PM
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