A new humanoid robot that looks and acts like an "actress". The "actroid" developed jointly by Osaka University and robot maker Kokoro Co., can speak, blink and look around, among other facial gestures, the developers said.
I was sat there just minding my own business and having a look through some bits and pieces left on the side in our ‘studio’ (note use of inverted commas!) when i came across an unused R2D2 stencil that was done in advance of our recent Star Wars commission (http://thisisidiom.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/the-star-wars-commission) but not used for the final piece. Now, as i had spent the time in creating and cutting the stencil I thought it damned lazy that I hadn’t used it so set about rectifying that mistake as quickly as possible...
Kismet (1993-2000) Here you can get a first-hand look at one of the world's most famous robots. There are 7 DC motors, 14 servo motors, 4 cameras and 2 microphones as well as jacks for audio, video, computers and power. Can you find them? These are things that connected Kismet to its computers and software and helped it interact with human beings in a natural way. MIT Museum Collections