NEWS: Cog & Kismet

Robert J. Bradbury (
Wed, 15 Sep 1999 10:39 PDT

The October '99 issue of Discover Magazine has an interesting article on the work being done at MIT to give Kismet real facial expressions and an a range of emotions. Great pictures of a robot making "human" faces and surprisingly small network of 3 chips that control attention and perception.

These folks want to make the "robots" our *friends* but with human behavior patterns. Just what I need a robot that starts kicking me if I don't play with it!

Also an interesting article on work in progress finding the genes responsible for high IQ.