Meet George: the talking - and romancing - robot, September 6th, 2006
A sunny afternoon in a computer-strewn office in Norwich and I am struggling to bond with a middle-aged bald man wearing a white polo neck and a smug grin who appears on the computer screen in front of me.
"You're being mean to me," he says, brow puckered, eyes flashing and deep voice resonating with mid-Atlantic twang.
"Oh dear," I answer. "I don't mean to, but I'm not really following you."
"Now you're being really mean," he reiterates, slamming a strange, pink and very girlish hand down on the table in front of him.
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