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I, library robot
I, library robot

A Connecticut library has acquired two fully-automated, walking, talking robots to provide independent assistance to its patrons. The robots, set to begin their duties at the Westport, Conn., library Oct. 11, will teach computer programming skills, the Wall Street Journal reports. The two NAO Evolution robots are manufactured by Aldebaran Robotics, a French firm. They cost almost $8,000 each and were acquired with private funds. The robots, Vincent and Nancy, stand just shy of 2 feet tall. They walk, grasp, move around walls, talk, listen and have facial-recognition software. They speak 19 languages. But library robots Nancy and Vincent will not be shelving books or explaining the...

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