Zeno, The Friendly Bot
David Hanson created a robotics company of the same name and developed Zeno, a 17" boy toy who can recognizes faces, smiles, laughs and remember your name. Although he is still at the prototype stage, Hanson will keep working on it because, as he says, "We want to be damn sure that by the time [robots] become as smart as we are, they have a conscience and compassion and that we are friends. There's no guarantee. They could be psychotic."
We hope not, David! Zeno frequently makes appearances so check out his site for his touring schedule.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 14, 2008 8:52 AM