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[Jun. 30th, 2005|12:26 pm]
Najwa
Gosh! So much has happened.
The robot traveled in a box from Memphis to Chicago. He was so cute!



Peek-a-boo!



Doesn't he look at home in his reconstructed apartment space for NextFest?!





Jukebots!Our next door neighbors at NextFest.


These robots look clumsy and brutish, but they are very graceful and careful. They spin around and pick up records, place them on the turntables, mix and scratch, and put them away. The Jukebots are a demonstration of industrial machines having a place in culture and art.



Making His/herstory



For the first time an untethered functioning humanoid robotic head was mounted on an untethered functioning humanoid robotic body. The head is David Hanson's robot "Eva", the body is "Hubo" developed by Korea Advanced Institute of Science (KAIST). He walks, has articulated fingers, and does Tai Chi. They looked kind of clumsy together, however Hubo's developer, Jun Ho Oh, and David Hanson were like a couple of excited kids. Maybe we will have a new battery powered walking humanoid robot with expressive facial expressions sometime next year?!

For now the robot is on exhibit at the University of Memphis, then it travels to San Diego to meet some celebrities, then it will be in Dallas at UTD.
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[User Picture]From: tristan_moore
2005-06-30 06:44 pm (UTC)
Hey, Just an FYI. I recorded on DVD the Nextfest 2005 on the science channel. If you guys want a copy, let me know.
It was an incredible show!!!!
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[User Picture]From: tristan_moore
2005-06-30 06:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, Hanson robots had a pretty good segment on there
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[User Picture]From: najwa_maryam
2005-06-30 07:50 pm (UTC)
thanks Tristan! We haven't had a chance to see it yet!
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[User Picture]From: tristan_moore
2005-06-30 08:29 pm (UTC)
I wasn't even looking for the show much less expect it to be on. I don't really watch TV, but during my pregnancy I did. I went over there and turned it on just to see what was on and I KID YOU NOT
The minute I turned it on was when the host of Nextfest show introduced the show (It had just started) I started screaming to buddy like a little groupie!!! BUDDY BUDDY! WE MIGHT SEE AMANDA, DAVE AND THE ROBOT!! HURRY UP!!!
lol
When are you coming back to Dallas? I'll have it ready for ya'll
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[User Picture]From: tristan_moore
2005-06-30 08:57 pm (UTC)
I'll create a computer formatted video for Dave's site this weekend from the NextFest from the DVD. I forgot how long the segment was.
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[User Picture]From: tristan_moore
2005-07-01 04:38 am (UTC)

Here you go Pecos Annie

I can't direct link, but I converted the DVD of the segment to MPEG and uploaded it to my kids website (only because I don't have webspace)

Go here http://babymoore.aboutmybaby.com/index.pl
Scroll down and on the left hand side under VIDEOS there is a link called Nextfest 2005. The file is 9mb

Enjoy!!! I know I did!!! Feel free to nab that file for ya'lls website
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[User Picture]From: najwa_maryam
2005-07-02 09:08 pm (UTC)

Re: Here you go Pecos Annie

wow Tristan! Thank you so much! You rock.
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From: enigmius93
2005-06-30 08:42 pm (UTC)
Wow! All of that looks like a ton of fun.
Any more photos?
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[User Picture]From: najwa_maryam
2005-07-02 09:12 pm (UTC)
yeah, i have a shit load of pictures and video footage. we will have a party soon.
i will put some up on our website asap.
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[User Picture]From: zayin93
2005-07-13 05:43 pm (UTC)
Very sweet stuff...

I've been interested in AI since 86/87...


I, uh, got sidetracked...
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