Human-robot empathy: Study suggests people emotionally connect with robots.

“I, for One, Feel for My New Robot Overlords”

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Subjects showed objectively similar neural activation for both humans and robots, providing some of the first empirical evidence that humans emotionally identify with affection or distress “experienced” by robots.

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