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Kismet robot. Researcher Cynthia Breazeal removing an eye from the robot Kismet. Kismet is a robot that responds with facial expressions to its surroundings. It has been developed for the study of action recognition and learning, particularly in children. Kismet has several "moods", which it displays as express- ions 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 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
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