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Posted on August 5th, 2002, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

BusinessWeek Online has an article about Grace, the Mother of Robot Breakthroughs – a robot unveiled at an artifial intelligence conference designed to register, wait and shmooze just like the human delegates.

Without human guidance or a preprogrammed map, Grace was to find her way to the registration counter of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence’s 2002 conference, sign in, navigate to the elevators leading to the conference rooms, “schmooze” with people in the elevator and hallways, take her place behind the podium, and deliver a lecture about herself.

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