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A Robot With a Reassuring Touch

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Rodney Brooks and Baxter

Rodney A. Brooks with Baxter, a robot he developed with an array of safety mechanisms and sensors.

Credit: Evan McGlinn for The New York Times

If you grab the hand of a two-armed robot named Baxter, it will turn its head and a pair of cartoon eyes—displayed on a tablet-size computer-screen "face"—will peer at you with interest.

From The New York Times
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