Robot-Human Interaction: Will We Bond With Bots In The Future? (VIDEO)

04/19/2013 11:32 am ET

We often think of robots as merely assembly-line tools meant for physical labor. But they're capable of much more than that: like companionship, and even love.

Will we come to depend on robots as a source of empathy? And will we welcome them everywhere, from the boardroom to the bedroom? Research scientist Dr. Leila Takayama studies human-robot interaction at robotics lab Willow Garage, and has seen our relationship with bots evolve.

What's her take on our future bond with bots? Find out in the video above, and/or click the link below for a full transcript. And don't forget to sound off in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

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