Video Title: Nova scienceNOW Profile: Cynthia Breazeal
Description: Nova scienceNOW broadcast segment about "a daring engineer designs robots to communicate and interact the way people do." "Thinking outside the box of traditional engineering, Breazeal designs these robots with theories of child development and parent-child interactions in mind, equipping her creations with an ability to learn and giving them expressive, human-like features. And if, as Breazeal hopes, robots are to become our partners, they need to develop the same social skills as people, including emotions. NOVA scienceNOW joins Breazeal in her lab and introduces viewers to some of her seminal inventions: the famous toddler- like robotic head named Kismet; Leonardo, a million-dollar joint project with Stan Winston, legendary in Hollywood for The Terminator robots; and a touch-sensitive teddy bear called the Huggable, which may someday comfort patients and assist caregivers in hospital pediatric wards."
Date of Video: November 21, 2006
Color. Sound. Length (min:sec): 13:00.
Copyright Info: NOVA/WGBH Educational Foundation and others
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Location of Original: WGBH ?

Versions: QuickTime, RealVideo, Windows Media

Contributor: Jon Glick
Collections: PBSVideos


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