The rise of personal robots: Cynthia Breazeal on TED.com

As a grad student, Cynthia Breazeal wondered why we were using robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms. The key, she realized: training robots to interact with people. Now she dreams up and builds robots that teach, learn — and play. Watch for amazing demo footage of a new interactive game for kids. (Recorded at TEDWomen, December 2010, in Washington, DC. Duration: 14:04)

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