Therapeutic Robot

When I saw these robots, I thought they were creepy. Then, I touched one and found that I wanted to scratch behind its ears and pet it. It’s small movements and moving eyes tricked my subconscious into thinking it was real. Weird.

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Beam Remote Presence Bot

If I saw this online, I would have thought it was such a needless toy. But this device actually made me feel like I was talking to a human — much more than a FaceTime call on a handheld device. There is a strong benefit in having a life-size life-height display to see the other person, and the agility of their movement and UI was simply enjoyable.

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