Happy Monday: Meet Keepon

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This is brilliant. The clip is of a robot named Keepon dancing to a track by Spoon. From the inventor’s website..’We are currently developing and studying dance-oriented nonverbal play with between children and the robot Keepon, designed and built by Hideki Kozima. Keepon is a small creature-like robot developed to perform emotional and attentional interaction with children. It has four degrees of freedom, a soft rubber skin, two cameras in its eyes, and a microphone in its nose’

BeatBots: Socially Rhythmic Robots For Children • VideoSift: Online Video *Quality Control

Awesome.
TOTES reminds me of that toy…. ARRRGH.  Can’t remember what it’s called.

Faux-million dollar question of the day:

What was that toy/plush that came out in the late 80’s early 90’s that danced ONLY when the music was on– They had Mickey, Minnie, Tigger, etc editions.  The commercial featured 5/6 year olds dancing to a teeny bopper song. 

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