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Name George Donegan
Class 480
Year 2012
Quarter Fall
Section 01
Presentation Date October 9, 2012
Presentation Given Yes
Topic(s) Zeno Robot Boy


Abstract

Hanson Robotics is currently working on a functional "robot boy" with applications ranging from helping with patients who have autism to teaching courses. The robot pushes boundaries of psychology, biology and cognitive sciences and is very human-like. The robot runs on an open source platform and has remained relatively low price to help promote research. This presentation will discuss Hanson Robotics goal with Zeno the robot "boy" and how that goal, along with Zeno itself, has changed over the course of 5 years. It will go over the specifications of Zeno and also briefly touch upon some of the more "exciting" applications of this highly advanced piece of robot machinery (RoboCup).

In reference to AI, this presentation will cover Zeno's movement, sight and recognition, pattern recognition, and human-like facial expressions and help tie these together with the robot's ability to participate in certain tasks and accomplish different goals in varying fields of research from psychological to more technological.

Presentation Slides:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1iBkzr-NFQIeFnsiMekmMgFRa2weNrEHs6S93yp-Hvns/edit

Sources:

http://gizmodo.com/299463/zeno-robot-boy-may-one-day-replace-inventors-son

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2178986,00.asp

http://hansonrobokind.com/

http://phys.org/news/2012-08-zeno-boy-robot-video.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RoboCup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q88FK37Q8jU&feature=related

http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/07/13/4099090/dfw-researchers-use-toy-robot.html