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As prices drop, robots moving within reach

Joseph Schlesinger, an engineer living near Boston, says robotic toys are too expensive, the result of extravagant designs, expensive components and a poor understanding of consumer tastes. So this year, Schlesinger, 23, began to manufacture an affordable robot, one he is selling for $250 to Christmas shoppers.

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