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Curious Dr MISFA injects a healthy dose of curiosity into robots

The British technology and science news website The Register just published an article entitled "Yes, just what they need: Curious Dr MISFA injects a healthy dose of curiosity into robots" about the work by Varun Kompella, who is a post-doc at the INI, working with Laurenz Wiskott.


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