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Discovery - Video
An example of a companion robot possessing human-like dexterity, Morphy follows and kicks a ball.

University of Washington computer scientists programmed a metal robot named Morphy with human-like movements to see if 18-month-olds would interact with it. Researchers say companion robots like Morphy will need to interact in fundamentally human ways to be accepted by humans. This video provides a good illustration of the robot's dexterity as it follows and kicks a ball.

Credit: Rawichote Chalodhorn, University of Washington

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