Why We Love Robots

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Boston Globe contributor Matthew Battles talks about how the animators in the movie WALL-E made a trash compactor attached to binoculars cute and cuddly, and how they figure out ways to make characters like Mickey Mouse and E.T. more appealing to humans.

Battles' article, The Huggable Machine, appeared in Monday's Boston Globe.

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