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K-Bot: Robots Get a Head

Posted 18 Feb 2003 at 18:05 UTC by steve Share This

A new BBC Article gives a good overview of the work being done on a life-like robotic head being developed by David Hanson at the University of Texas in Dallas. The two kilogram head, called K-Bot, includes camera eyes, 24 mechanical muscles, and a fairly realistic polymer skin. K-Bot can mimic around 28 human facial expressions. The best part - only $400 worth of parts were needed to create K-Bot. A New Scientist article includes a similar K-Bot story. More photos are available at the UTD website.


Heading your way to humor, posted 18 Feb 2003 at 18:38 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

You could attach a k-bot to your robot and then your robot could "really get ahead!"

Your robot could have a start button on the k-bot, then your robot could get a "head start!"

The k-bot could help with navigation and then your robot would have plenty of "headway!"

[insert more head jokes here.]

Cooler Heads Prevail, posted 18 Feb 2003 at 18:44 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

Aside from me being a smart alec, the head does look cool.

Talking Heads.. , posted 18 Feb 2003 at 18:53 UTC by Jhoffa_ » (Journeyer)

    You could attach a k-bot to your robot and then your robot could "really get ahead!"

All those extra routines would add overhead...

yikes, posted 18 Feb 2003 at 19:23 UTC by steve » (Master)

All these bad puns are making me feel heady...

Very astute, go to the head of the class! , posted 18 Feb 2003 at 21:08 UTC by Jhoffa_ » (Journeyer)

Exactly..

It's like being cast headlong into a Dr. Seuss book or a Monty Python script or something..

Come on guys, don't lose your head, posted 18 Feb 2003 at 21:57 UTC by ROB.T. » (Master)

Let's try and save a little face here...

This pun challenge needs to stop, posted 19 Feb 2003 at 05:23 UTC by blueeyedpop » (Master)

I think you guys should just face off, come out fightng, and settle this once and for all.

Right - that's enough..., posted 19 Feb 2003 at 08:52 UTC by Ratface » (Observer)

... I'm heading off to another site to get away from these terrible puns!

:-D

I'm Laughing my head off!, posted 20 Feb 2003 at 00:10 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

:-D

Oh my, I am glad this is over. , posted 20 Feb 2003 at 08:16 UTC by Jhoffa_ » (Journeyer)

Face it.. You really should have given us a heads up before posting those puns.

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