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IMAGINARY FRIENDS: International research consultant group Latitude, the LEGO Learning Institute, and Project Synthesis joined forces for a small study, Robots @ School, that asked 348 8-12 year olds: what if robots were a part of your everyday school and home experience? What researchers saw: unlike adults, kids see technology as being "fundamentally human," and robots enable them to "grow and explore without regard for social stigmas that so often stifle learning and creativity." (PDF) Because as we all know, robots don't judge and come in pretty handy. (The good ones, at least.)

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