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The Delicate Art of Making Robots That Don’t Creep People Out

Agility Robotics created a robot that could walk up stairs and carry boxes. But the main complaint from customers? It didn’t have a face.

The robot Digit. Photo: Agility Robotics

The robot Digit stands approximately five feet, four inches high, with a metallic torso the teal color of a hospital worker’s…




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Corinne Purtill

Corinne Purtill

Journalist with words at Time, Quartz, and elsewhere. Author of Ghosts in the Forest, a Kindle Single.

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