A touch from a conversing robot is linked to positive emotional state

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A small study found that people who were touched by a humanoid robot while conversing with it subsequently reported a better emotional state and were more likely to comply with a request from the robot. Laura Hoffmann of Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, and Nicole C. Krämer of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on May 5, 2021.
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