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Robot learns how to avoid bullies, escape physical abuse |

curated by | August 9, 2015

“Researchers in Tokyo noticed that young children, primarily those in kindergarten to fifth grade, had a tendency to inflict abuse upon the machine, ranging from simple taunts to outright physical harm. … When faced with this threat, the robot would alter its course to a more densely populated area, or if it detected an adult nearby, would head towards that direction.”

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