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Kismet

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Kismet was one of the first robots able to demonstrate social and emotional interactions with humans. It had a cartoonish face, spoke with a squeaky baby voice, and could always make people smile.

Creator
MIT
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
1998
Type
Research, Humanoids
Creator
MIT
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
1998
Type
Research, Humanoids

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Specs

FEATURES
Can perceive a variety of social cues and display emotions (happiness, sadness, anger, calmness, surprise, disgust, tiredness, and the state of sleep).
HEIGHT
38 cm | 15 in
LENGTH
N/A cm | N/A in
WIDTH
N/A cm | N/A in
WEIGHT
7 kg | 15.4 lb
SPEED
N/A km/h | N/A mph

SENSORS
Four digital cameras, three microphones, 21 encoders.
ACTUATORS
Maxon DC servomotors
POWER
External power supply
COMPUTING
Four Motorola 68332 microprocessors, nine networked 400 MHz PCs, dual 450 MHz PC running NT, and 500 MHz PC running Linux.
SOFTWARE
High-level perception system, motivation system, behavior system, motor skill system, and face motor system coded in L, a multi-threaded Lisp. Plus QNX real-time operating system, DECtalk voice synthesizer, and speech processing package developed at MIT by the Spoken Language Systems Group.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
21 (Eyes: 3 DoF; Neck: 3 DoF; Ear: 2 DoF x 2; Eyelid: 1 DoF x 2; Lip: 4 DoF; Jaw: 1 DoF; Eyebrow: 2 DoF x 2)
MATERIALS
Aluminum frame
COST
$25,000 (hardware only)
STATUS
Discontinued
HISTORY
N/A
WEBSITE
http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/humanoid-robotics-group/kismet/kismet.html