Movies, books, and other “sci-fi” writings have always inspired scientists and inventors (e.g. James Bond, Star Trek, etc.) We’ve seen portions of Minority Report become a reality, and now we get to see portions of I, Robot become a reality as well.
This is kind of creepy, yet cool at the same time.
Jules is an impressive animatronic puppet created by American robotics designer David Hanson, first presented at the Wired NextFest last year.
This one has camera eyes that can track human faces, can recognize speech, and is loaded with “conversational persona” software that gives him an uncanny realism.