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Robot Thespian

As discussed on Underwire: RoboThespian shows more acting range than some Hollywood stars.

The third version of the robotic actor is a “life-size humanoid robot, an automated interactive actor. RoboThespian was created to educate, communicate, interact and entertain,” according to its maker, Engineered Arts.

See lots more videos of the robotic emoter.

*Edit*: watching all the videos and seeing how all of the technology and software are more or less open source and available to anyone, it dawned on me how this might actually be a fun educational project for undergraduates, or really hi-tech high school students.

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Beth Kelley is a writer and researcher with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.

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