Kismet robot with researcher Cynthia Breazeal and a cuddly toy. Kismet is a robot which responds with facial expressions to Breazeal's actions. It has been developed for the study of action recognition and learning, particularly in children. Kismet has several "moods", which it displays as expressions on its face. It responds to visual stimuli like a baby. When there are no stimuli, it shows a sad expression. When paid attention to, it looks interested. Like a child, Kismet responds best to bright colours and moderate movements. Photographed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA.
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