socially rhythmic robots for children

the dancing robot is called Keepon. it’s dancing to “i turn my camera on”, by spoon. it gets the rhythm from the music and changes the pattern of its dance.

from the inventor’s website:

“We are currently developing and studying dance-oriented nonverbal play with between children and the robot Keepon, designed and built by Hideki Kozima. Keepon is a small creature-like robot developed to perform emotional and attentional interaction with children. It has four degrees of freedom, a soft rubber skin, two cameras in its eyes, and a microphone in its nose”

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