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Pet toys?

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Visiting Associate Professor Irene Pepperberg of media arts and sciences holds Rufus, a visiting parrot who examines the interactive "toy" made by Media Lab graduate student Ben Resner last semester. Professor Pepperberg led "Pet Projects," an IAP activity which sought to examine the idea that if toys for children are now often computer-driven and interactive, might the same advances be applicable to toys for pets?

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 26, 2000.

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