New Delhi, Aug. 24 -- One of the central figures in American writer Isaac Asimov's I, Robot (1950) was a robot called Robbie-a metallic nursemaid with a positronic brain, which imparted to it a consciousness and ability to interact with humans. One of the first robots science writer and journalist David Ewing Duncan introduces the readers to in his newest release, Talking To Robots, is similar to Robbie. The Teddy Bots, Duncan explains, are stuffed animal-robot hybrids that can answer questions from children using advanced neural network processors as well as play games with them. These bots can even project movies on walls through "belly-button holo-projectors". Talking To Robots is narrated through an alternative timeline that Duncan ca...