How Robots Can Help Kids

Host 1: The New York University School of Engineering has developed technology designed to help kids with learning disabilities and medical problems.

Host 2: Reporter Dasha Lisitsina went to an exhibition in Brooklyn to meet Caesar the Humanoid Robot, who mimics your facial expressions, and play CarbCrush – a video game that measures your blood sugar levels.

Caeser the Humanoid Robot doesn’t look very human. He’s just a white plastic head with big googly eyes, horizontal blocks for eyebrows and a wire for a mouth. When a guy called Khaled meets Caeser he smiles. Ceaser smiles back. He frowns, Caeser’s eyebrows turn inwards and his mouth makes an inverted U-shape. Caeser’s facial expressions are a textbook study in cartoon emotion.

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