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Georgia Tech team pairs humanoid with popular game to help kids with rehabilitation

July 10, 2014

a robot plays Angry Birds using a tablet With the help of a smart tablet and "Angry Birds," children can now do something typically reserved for engineers and computer scientists: Program a robot to learn new skills. The Georgia Institute of Technology project is designed to serve as a rehabilitation tool and to help kids with disabilities. Full Story

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