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Einstein robot update [Nov. 10th, 2005|08:21 am]
The Hubo Einstein robot is freakin' amazing!
It is kinda weird, like Albert Einstein's head on a robot body, or Einstein wearing a spacesuit or something. His facial expressions are so warm and friendly.
They assembled the head onto the body in Korea over this past week, and are going through all the tests (and last minute animations) now. So I haven't seen the whole thing in person. :(
But the head looked really amazing. I had to go to Mac cosmetics and pick up a nice compact of power in his shade to dust him with for the cameras. Yes robots wear makeup too.

There is going to be this APEC summit in Korea on the 15th of November where this new creation will be unveiled. This means a lot of publicity for Hanson Robotics, and hopefully more robots will be commissioned.

As soon as the photos are released from 'confidential' status I will post them. He is so cute. Every kid in Korea will want a Hubo Einstein costume.

[User Picture]From: enheduanna
2005-11-10 09:21 pm (UTC)
Yea! I was just wondering if D was over there now, and how you both were doing. How are you doing?
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[User Picture]From: najwa_maryam
2005-11-10 10:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks for asking. I am doing ok. I miss him, and it is a new/weird kind of stress for me to have him out of the country right now. It is a constant struggle to not let my irrational fear of the unknown consume my logic (which tells me that he is fine, in good hands, and this is one of the best things that could happen to his career).
He is fine! He is very excited, and calls twice a day with all these developments and news. They are treating him like a celebrity, and he is eating really well. They take him to king crab dinners and stuff like that. But he is really tired. He didn't sleep for like two days before he left, then he gets there, and he has jet lag, and they are running around like ants, putting out fires (litterally, in one case).
I can't wait to post the pictures! God the robot looks so incredible. There is a press moritorium until the 16th. Stand by!
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From: the_gumbie_cat
2005-11-11 04:25 am (UTC)
..yeah thier's been talk about phil gettin gmoved up to metz's office...

i think metz just needs a friend...
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[User Picture]From: najwa_maryam
2005-11-11 05:09 am (UTC)
i heard Metz making noise about moving his office into Phil's set...
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From: the_gumbie_cat
2005-11-11 06:28 am (UTC)
see, greg just wants friends... or to be cool like phil. or both

either way greg metz in the big glass box is fucking scarey.
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From: jewelstar93
2005-11-11 07:07 am (UTC)
Would you mind if I used your icon image in a flash animation? Or where do I need to go for permission?
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[User Picture]From: najwa_maryam
2005-11-11 02:55 pm (UTC)
Go right ahead I dont mind. That is a little robot named Chroino, built by Tomotaka Takahashi at Robo-Garage in Japan. I love that little guy. http://www.robo-garage.com/english/robo/chroino.html
Scroll down and watch the little movies of him. He is so cute. I want him, but he's not for sale. His friend Neon is a little Sweety Pie too.
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