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ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ROBOTS WINS PRIZE

One of the winners of Japan's annual Robot Awards is a small, furry replica of a baby harp seal that offers comfort to the elderly and children with disabilities. PARO, a therapeutic robot that blinks its eyes and flaps its flippers when petted, won one of ten top honors in the first year of the competition sponsored by the Japanese government, according to a report from the Associated Press. We couldn't agree more with the decision.

We wrote about PARO earlier this year in an article called "The Hits of Tokyo Robot Week", by …