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Who needs friends when robots are this sociable?

As robots become ubiquitous in our homes and workplaces, says robotics ethicist Kate Darling, we need to think about our relationships with them. “Given the oftentimes positive effect of adding social aspects to robots in getting people to like them or want to engage with them, we're going to be adding social technology to a lot of robots that are in shared places, like the guard robot that fell into the fountain.”

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