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KU Students Design Robots With Personality

Apr 8, 2015

Interactive toy maker Sphero has challenged University of Kansas design and engineering students to create its next generation of products — robots that can be  companions and have emotional value to a person. On this edition of Up To Date we talk about the potential social significance of robotics and what the future looks like in the field. 


  • Greg Thomas is the director of the Center for Design Research at KU.
  • Becky Winegarner  and Jay Livingston are industrial design students at KU.
  • Tim Moynihan is a contributing writer at WIRED.