Filed under: Robots
really taking its robotics program to a whole new level with its "MDS"
platform, which stands for Mobile, Dexterous and Social. The flagship
bot so far is Nexi, who certainly fits the bill, albeit with an extra
dab of creepy. The bot stands on a Segway-esque wheel base, has
articulated arms and hands, and can convey a wide range of emotion with
that pasty white face. Nexi has a computer on board to manage sensors
and instinctual responses, while it offloads the heavy duty AI work to
a stationary computer over the network. MIT’s eventual goal is to have
Nexi and others participate in Socially Situated Robot Learning —
observing and interacting with humans to figure out how best to
integrate with them. Don’t worry Nexi, we like you for you. Video is after the break.
[Via fresh creation]