Spread across a backlit surface like a Kandinsky painting, the disassembled Kismet head reveals the mechanisms (an updated second-generation version with a neck that "cranes") that allow it to manipulate its cartoonish lips, eyes, and ears into expressions that seem startlingly human. This next generation Kismet head is called K2. Chris Morse spent two hours taking it apart for us. Cynthia Breazeal developed Kismet at MIT in Cambridge, MA. From the book Robo sapiens: Evolution of a New Species, page 67.
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