See Data and His Human Heather Knight at AfterDARC

Photo by Kris KrugData, robo-comedian extraordinaire, will be appearing alongside his creator Heather Knight at AfterDARC tomorrow night!

Data has performed his automated brand of comedy on stages worldwide; now his act has landed him in New York. Data is the brainchild of Heather Knight, roboticist and researcher at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Knight’s research covers human robot interaction, sensor fusion, and personal robots.

She also heads up Marilyn Monrobot Labs in NYC, a ground breaking project dedicated to creating socially intelligent robots and sensor-based electronic art.

Photo by Scott Beale

Knight’s past projects include “Star Dust,” an interactive exhibit for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and The Sensate Bear, a sensored teddy bear capable of measuring nonverbal communication, specifically, social touch.

Data is one of Knight’s latest and greatest creations.

“Data’s got talent, pretty funny for a robot that can’t fly,” says @DrunkenPredator Drone.

And the drones at GRASP Lab applauded in unison after seeing Data and Knight.

With people like Heather Knight and robots like Data, you know AfterDARC is going to be a phenomenal event.

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