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Kids learn work is fun at GE Global Research

Star of the day Baxter the robot shows off variety of skills

As part of Friday's “Bring Your Child to Work Day” in Niskayuna at the GE Global Research campus, a young girl plays with Baxter, a robot that can sort and pack things.  (Ricki D. Shapiro, GE Global Research)
As part of Friday's “Bring Your Child to Work Day” in Niskayuna at the GE Global Research campus, a young girl plays with Baxter, a robot that can sort and pack things. (Ricki D. Shapiro, GE Global Research)
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Third-grader Rita Connolly got her science lesson without stepping into the classroom on Friday. At the GE Global Research center campus in Niskayuna, she was exposed to a robot, a computer that detects gender and mood and liquid nitrogen experiments as part of the company’s “Bring Your Child to Work Day.” Eight-year-old Connolly was all smiles after having her face scanned to confirm she was a girl. But part of the fun was what she ...


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