Monday, August 20, 2007

Keepon, the dancing robot

He is Keepon, the dancing robot. Keepon is a small creature-like robot with a soft rubber skin, two cameras in its eyes, and a microphone in its nose. Keepon is designed to interact with children by communicating attention and emotion. It has four degrees of freedom: attention is directed by turning +/-180° and nodding +/-40°, while emotion is expressed by rocking side-to-side +/-25° and bobbing up to 15mm. In addition to his role as a BeatBot, Keepon is used in research on social development and communication. Keepon is a research platform and is not commercially available at this time. But you can see him in many festivals and events and he is even starring in the new Spoon video 'Don't You Evah.' ! You can find these and much more info on Keepon's site.
via BoingBoing.

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