No, Cynthia is not related to me, but I certainly hope I have her genetics with respect to intellect!
About this talk (from TED):
"As a grad student, Cynthia Breazeal wondered why we were using robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms. The key, she realized: training robots to interact with people. Now she dreams up and builds robots that teach, learn -- and play. Watch for amazing demo footage of a new interactive game for kids."
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