Name Drew Bentz
Class 480
Year 2012
Quarter Fall
Section 1
Presentation Date October 16, 2012
Presentation Given Yes
Topic(s) Stand Up Comedy Robot

Researcher Heather Knight introduced Data, a robotic stand-up comedian that does much more than rattle off one-liners -- it gathers audience feedback (using software co-developed with Scott Satkin and Varun Ramakrishna at CMU) and tunes its act as the crowd responds. It can monitor the intensity of sound of the laughter, and will modify its routine accordingly.