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Scientists develop robots to hug humans

(G.N.S) DT.13 Researchers have developed a humanoid robot called “HuggieBot” that gives hugs to humans. Scientists are gauging if HuggieBot can offer the same comfort as a human hug and through it, ultimately aim to measure how much emotional support can robot hugs provide. The newer versions of the robot will eventually be programmed to better comfort people. In a preliminary test, HuggieBot gave 30 participants dozen hugs each that

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