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Watch this video of Hasbro's interactive R2-D2 Astromech Droid, which is a good example of a robot responding to voice commands.

Dave Keating, a former colleague of Richard, designed Hasbro’s interactive R2-D2 Astromech Droid, a robot which responds to voice commands. Watch this clip to find out more.

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