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What does the assistive robot of the future look like?

KurweilAI: "It depends. Older and younger people have varying preferences about what they would want a personal robot to look like, and they change their minds based on what the robot is supposed to do, a new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology has found.

Participants were shown a series of photos portraying either robotic, human, or mixed human-robot faces and were asked to select the one that they would prefer for their robot’s appearance.

Most college-aged adults in the study preferred a robotic appearance, although they were also generally open to the others.

However, nearly 60 percent of older adults said they would want a robot with a human face, and only 6 percent of them chose one with a mixed human-robot appearance."

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