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Touching Robot Privates Gives Us the Heebie-Jeebies

Humans turn out to be very good at thinking robots are more than mere circuitry

(Newser) - "Please touch my buttocks." Most people feel uncomfortable obeying this command, and scientists have just discovered that this discomfort extends to, well, boxes of circuitry. Researchers at Stanford University are presenting their findings from a study on touching robots at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association... More »

Here's Where Men, Women Are OK Being Touched

Our personal bubbles have some surprising quirks

(Newser) - Where are men and women OK with being touched? Perhaps not surprisingly, it has everything to do with who is doing the touching, report researchers at Oxford University this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . A handy body map—1,368 men and women were asked... More »

Expelling Kid, 6, for Touching Teacher Was Wrong: Judge

Boy expelled from kindergarten class for touching teacher's thigh

(Newser) - A kindergartner should not have been expelled for touching his teacher's thigh, a Philadelphia judge has ruled. The judge believes the 6-year-old student was simply sympathizing with his teacher after she said her legs hurt: "I wanted to make them feel better," the boy said, as reported... More »

Rodman Fined $225K for Inappropriate Touching

2006 butt slap incident did not stay in Vegas

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman must fork over a six-figure fine to a Las Vegas waitress he touched inappropriately in a 2006 incident, TMZ reports. The 28-year-old “beverage manager” said the former basketball star was incredibly intoxicated when he slapped her rear and tried to force her to dance with him. The... More »

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