Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The two robots I'd like to come live with me!

Oh, I was tickled pink to see these guys, even if they were in a display case. The second picture is from the exhibit's Robot Object Theater Debate: "Entering a large-scale model of the rusted-steel interior of a Jawa sandcrawler, visitors meet C-3PO and (via video projection) real-world robotics engineer Cynthia Breazeal, director of the Robotic Life Group, MIT Media Lab. The robot and the roboticist debate the merits of R2-D2 and how researchers try to duplicate traits such as mobility, perception and cognition." Thank goodness I knew that C3PO wasn't doomed to the parts bin!

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