Probo the huggable Belgian bot goes hands-on with kids

Tim Stevens
T. Stevens|04.22.09

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Tim Stevens
April 22nd, 2009
In this article: anty, hug, hugs, probo, robot, robots
Probo the huggable Belgian bot goes hands-on with kids
Probo the huggable Belgian bot goes hands-on with kids
Oh Probo, you've come so far. Just a few years back you were an cute little green fuzzy thing trying to make a name for yourself by partying the night away with geek celebrities. Now you're out in the wild, looking tired, sporting a wrinkled flannel covering, proboscis hanging dangerously low, and a pair of eyes that truly tell the tale of all you've been through. Those eyes and that schnoz are fully movable and programmable, and that touchscreen on the belly can be made to show children's tales of all sorts, but sadly Probo still can't give the one thing he was made for: hugs. Maybe in his quest for fame he lost a little bit of his purpose along the way -- maybe it's for the best.
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