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Biomimetic Socially Interactive Robot (mov)

March 28th, 2005 by Kevin Cheng ::

Biomimetics is the emulation of nature through technology, or technology inspired by nature. In this video, David Hanson shows a social interactive robotic head which has surprisingly realistic (though limited) facial expressions. We’re still a ways before climbing out of The Uncanny Valley though.

One Response to “Biomimetic Socially Interactive Robot (mov)”
Moi wrote:

I haven’t seen the video, but I’m going to comment anyway :-)

There was an excellent programme on BBC2 many moons ago (>5 years) about how many useful inventions were already discovered by nature (insects who use a gyroscope equivalent was one which has stuck in my memory for some reason). It suggested that we could get some good ideas by looking at nature and when we saw something we didn’t understand, try and find out what problem it was “designed” to solve. So this isn’t a new thing, but maybe the label is :-)

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