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The robots are coming!

Paul ChapmanMany people were first introduced to robots when they saw the film Star Wars, although some form of robot had been in the making for over 100 years. R2-D2 and C-3PO were the winsome characters that caught the attention of everyone who saw the film.  In Star Wars these characters came from the imagination of artists; today similar characters actually exist and they are similarly convincing. For example there is a hospital that uses physical therapy robots to deliver commands to young patients who resist the instructions of the nurse.  It is reported that the young patients consider the robots as their friends and are now eager to go to physical therapy to see their ‘friends’... read more

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