Monday, April 16, 2007

Domo Resembles Short Circuit Movie Robot

For those who grew up in the Eighties, you are probably familiar with the robot Johnny-Five (left) that came to life in the movie series Short Circuit. Well what's compelling about that robot was its eyes. They were expressive eyes which made it more human. Now, there is a real robot that has even more realistic Sesame Street ogle-eyes. It has been called Domo (Japanese for "thank you") by the MIT developpers headed by Aaron Edsinger. Its eyes are actually a pair of video cameras connected to 21 computers. Domo is designed to be appealing, interactive and responsive to humans. It can identify objects and put them on shelves. The picture is credited to Donna Coveney. For more about movies, go to

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