February 14, 2012      

Hanson Robokind has been on a mission to make a robot that is as human-like as possible, including the use of a patented type of skin known as ?frubber,? so that the robot?s face duplicates skin and muscle movement and creates realistic facial expressions. The idea, says CEO Fred Margolin, is to build a robot of three feet or less in size that can interact with children, especially ones who are autistic, to capture and hold their attention and deliver material in a ?non-judgmental way.

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