WESTPORT LIBRARY BECOMES FIRST TO RECEIVE HUMANOID TEACHING ROBOTS

They have blinking eyes and an unnerving way of looking quizzically in the direction of whoever is speaking. They walk, dance and can talk in 19 different languages. About the height of a toddler, they look like bigger, better-dressed cousins of Buzz Lightyear. And soon, “Vincent” and “Nancy” will be buzzing around the Westport Public Library, where officials next week will announce the recent acquisition of the pair of humanoid “NAO Evolution” robots. Their primary purpose: to teach the kind of coding and computer-programming skills required to animate such machines.

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