Zeno Could Be Next Robot Boy Wonder

September 6, 2007 | Source: PC Magazine

Hanson Robotics’ latest creation is a 17-inch, 4.5-pound personal robot boy that can walk, talk, express emotions, and make eye contact.

The prototype, which will have a formal unveiling at Wired Nextfest in California next week, is described as an intelligent “conversational robot” and will ultimately be part of Hanson’s “Robokind” line of personal, interactive bots.

“We’re combining the best artificial intelligence with this theater for fiction so that the way that it’s crafted the artistry makes the robot seem like it’s more intelligent. It turns robotics into an art medium.”