Andrew Meltzoff, Morphy the Robot and Rajesh Rao

In an experiment conducted by the University of Washington, babies were involved in viewing a direct interaction between a human and a robot. They were then involved directly with the robot and they had regarded the robot as another individual.

The premise here is that babies have the ability to discriminate between inanimate objects and humans at the age of 18 months. With the introduction of more human like robots, the researchers sought out to see how a child at an early learning phase would regard these newer , more humanlike robotic forms.

The age of robotics is going on full swing.

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