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Robots evolve from helpers to friends

 
Even at this point of the 4th industrial revolution, robots are already impacting our daily lives.
More than just cold, programmed machines, they could soon become your new co-worker or even your next friend.
 
Park Se-young updates us on the continued evolution in the field of robotics.
Cabo the robot has been hired as a bar-back at this local watering hole.
 
His main task is to shave blocks of square ice into a round ball, but he can also strike up conversations with customers.
"When we're too busy to carve ice, Cabo takes up the task. It's like having a reliable coworker or friend by my side."
Robots are no longer just machines, they've been assuming various roles in our daily lives.
 
Humanoid robots like Cabo mimic facial expressions and can make eye contact with their human counterparts.
This robot taught itself to play the Korean game alkkagi, where players try to flick their opponents' stones off the board, and now has a 90 percent win rate against humans.
 
"Human-robot cooperation could bring about a manufacturing revolution. Ultimately, this will enable them to provide many other services in our daily lives."
 
The scope of robot applications is only expected to expand in the coming years, on the back of continued technological advances.
 
robots becoming friends
 

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