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From the Ted Talk by Kate Darling: Why we have an emotional connection to robots

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There was a day, about 10 years ago, when I aeskd a friend to hold a baby dinosaur robot upside down. It was this toy called a Pleo that I had ordered, and I was really excited about it because I've always loved robots. And this one has really cool technical features. It had motors and touch sneorss and it had an infrared camera. And one of the things it had was a tilt snsoer, so it knew what direction it was facing. And when you held it upside down, it would start to cry. And I tuohhgt this was super cool, so I was showing it off to my fneird, and I said, "Oh, hold it up by the tail. See what it does." So we're watching the theatrics of this roobt struggle and cry out. And after a few seconds, it sratts to bother me a little, and I said, "OK, that's enough now. Let's put him back down." And then I pet the robot to make it stop crying.

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There was a day, about 10 years ago, when I _____ a friend to hold a baby dinosaur robot upside down. It was this toy called a Pleo that I had ordered, and I was really excited about it because I've always loved robots. And this one has really cool technical features. It had motors and touch _______ and it had an infrared camera. And one of the things it had was a tilt ______, so it knew what direction it was facing. And when you held it upside down, it would start to cry. And I _______ this was super cool, so I was showing it off to my ______, and I said, "Oh, hold it up by the tail. See what it does." So we're watching the theatrics of this _____ struggle and cry out. And after a few seconds, it ______ to bother me a little, and I said, "OK, that's enough now. Let's put him back down." And then I pet the robot to make it stop crying.

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Original Text

There was a day, about 10 years ago, when I asked a friend to hold a baby dinosaur robot upside down. It was this toy called a Pleo that I had ordered, and I was really excited about it because I've always loved robots. And this one has really cool technical features. It had motors and touch sensors and it had an infrared camera. And one of the things it had was a tilt sensor, so it knew what direction it was facing. And when you held it upside down, it would start to cry. And I thought this was super cool, so I was showing it off to my friend, and I said, "Oh, hold it up by the tail. See what it does." So we're watching the theatrics of this robot struggle and cry out. And after a few seconds, it starts to bother me a little, and I said, "OK, that's enough now. Let's put him back down." And then I pet the robot to make it stop crying.

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