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Android robot. Researcher Rodney Brooks with "Cog", an android robot he developed. This is part of artificial intelligence research to learn how the organisation of intelligence is influenced by having a body. The robot can also be used to study how humans learn through interactions with other people. It is designed to closely resemble a human in terms of size and movement speeds so that people will naturally act towards it in a human- like way. Rodney Brooks is Associate Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and is joint leader of the team that designed Cog.
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