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Robots that Smell

Robots that Smell

Over the last several years, we’ve seen robots evolve considerably, developing a wide range of anthropomorphic qualities, most recently illustrated by stories of Jibo, the recently developed home robot by MIT roboticist Cynthia Breazeal, which has received venture-backed funding and over $1 million in crowd funding for commercial development and production. Recently, our artificial friends have also added the sense of smell to their lexicon of human-like qualities. Case in point is the the “electronic nose”, or “e-nose” for short, developed...