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Companion Robots Offer Life-Like Partner with an Off Switch

As was demonstrated at a recent entertainment expo this past week in Las Vegas, the future attraction of "companionship" dolls is set to be a little less carnal and a lot more intellectual. A New Jersey-based company is claiming to have developed ... the world's first companion robot. However, it's not your average robot: instead, the life-sized figure is capable of engaging its owner in conversation rather than just an attractive frame. Touch Sensors with Response Dark-haired mechanical "Roxxxy" is programmed to say a plethora of different responses based on touch and pre-defined ... (view more)

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