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How Robots Can Help Kids
- Dasha Lisitsina for Uptown Radio April 24th, 2015
- Source: http://uptownradio.org/2015/04/24/how-robots-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.