Thursday, September 13th 2007

Hanson Robotics Building a Robotic Pinocchio

In the classic Disney movie Pinocchio, when the puppet master Geppetto got bored and lonely, he made himself a little boy out of wood to call his son. After a great adventure, Pinocchio became a real boy thanks to the wonders of magic. In this great day and age, scientists and robot creators wanted to replicate the same event. Unfortunately, they have to do so without fairies and magic. And so, they approached project Zeno from a scientific standpoint. Zeno's goals are lofty. When complete, Zeno will be able to walk, engage in human conversation, and convey human emotion. At the moment, Zeno cannot walk or talk, but he can blink and track human movement. Zeno has a particular advantage over previous robot companions such as Asimo: a patented chemical nicknamed "frubber". Frubber has the remarkable ability to replicate skin, and with the help of some robotics, human emotion. In other words, when complete, Zeno's skin will be able to change color with temperature and mood.Source: The Inquirer
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10 Comments on Hanson Robotics Building a Robotic Pinocchio

#1
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
At the moment, Zeno cannot walk or talk, but he can blink and track human movement.
So at the moment, poor little Zenocchio is just a box with a panning camera and eyelids.
Maybe someday is he wishes hard enough, he will become a whole head !! :D
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#2
Seany1212
omg if you follow the links to zeno's site he's one freaky looking child, something you'd find on the kids channel at 3 oclock :shadedshu:wtf:
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#3
rwerp
In the classic Disney movie Pinocchio, when the puppet master Geppetto
It's like "In the classic New Line Cinema movie Lord of the Rings, when the dark lord Sauron"...
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
This is so cool its almost scary to say it.
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#5
rwerp
The point is, there was a book first... in both cases.
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#6
Casheti
This is 1337.

But I have a suspision that robots are already walking among us..

Shame he looks like a faggot:

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#7
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: Casheti
This is 1337.

But I have a suspision that robots are already walking among us..

Shame he looks like a faggot:


-={Terminator}=-

[the Terminator arrives naked and encounters some punks]

Punk Leader: Nice night for a walk, eh?
The Terminator: Nice night for a walk.
Punk: Wash day tomorrow? Nothing clean, right?
The Terminator: Nothing clean. Right.
Punk Leader: Hey, I think this guy's a couple cans short of a six-pack.
The Terminator: Your clothes - give them to me, now.
Punk Leader: F**k you, asshole!
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#8
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
does it lie to?
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#9
GLD
How many women would buy him and sit on his nose and say LIE LIE LIE! :laugh:
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