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The Robots of the Future Should Look Like Puppets

Puppeteers have been effectively animating objects for thousands of years — and they have much to teach a soulless robotics industry

Illustration: Timo Lenzen

“I“I’ve got no strings to hold me down,” goes Pinocchio, that lying piece of wood and icon for A.I. The story of an artificial boy searching for selfhood has…




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Thomas McMullan

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