A robot isn't humanâ€”or even alive. But some robots can recognize cues from a person's behavior and respond to them. Cynthia's robot Kismet gathered information through computers and electrical sensors. It was programmed to identify cueslike body movements or the sound of a voiceand determine whether someone was praising, scolding, or soothing it. Kismet responded to these cues with different facial expressions, as well as neck and head movements.
Created a robot that responds to a person's mood
Find out how Cynthia went from jock to robo-maker!
Step by step, learn how Cynthia made Kismet come "alive"!
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See Kismet in action and watch Cynthia describe her masterpiece.
"I want robots to share our world with us, to communicate and interact with us, understand and even relate to us in a personal way."