from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rubber.
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The Great Unveiling "is this year's theme, and so far, the program has lived up to its promise: robot faces from" frubber, "Arthur Benjamin introduced circus flair with his" magic squares, "and photographer Yann-Arthus Bertrand embarked on a project to connect us all (" 6 billion others "), to name just a few highlights.
Unlike clearly artificial robotic toys, Hanson says he envisions Zeno as an interactive learning companion, a synthetic pal who can engage in conversation and convey human emotion through a face made of a skin-like, patented material Hanson calls frubber.
Last year an admiring doctoral student and evident computer whiz, David Hanson, built a life-size facsimile of Mr. Dick, using the latest artificial intelligence technology, robotics and a skinlike substance he calls "frubber."