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The Power of Robotic Touch

A simple experiment exposes a world of implications

Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay. License: Pixabay.

One of the many weird things about his pandemic is that humans aren’t touching one another nearly as much as before. Social distancing and self-isolation have confined touch to close relatives and friends. I’m on record as wondering whether, on balance, that’s a good thing. Especially viz-a-vis the handshake.

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Rob Brooks

Rob Brooks

Professor. Studies links between evolution, culture, econ & tech. New book: Artificial Intimacy: Digital Lovers, Virtual Friends & Algorithmic Matchmakers.