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