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Oregon professor working to make robots more social


August 5, 2018

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Heather Knight wants to make robots more charismatic.

The Oregon State University computer science professor recently had her students program a robot to act out a scenario with a woman involving an apple.

"I am the keeper of the apple," the robot stated.

The woman asked the robot if she could eat the apple. The robot told her "no" and that the apple was poisoned, but the woman ate it anyway.

"Now I am the keeper of a dead body," the robot joked.

Knight, a roboticist, began teaching at OSU last year. She directs the CHARISMA (Collaborative Humans and Robots: Interac...

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