Warner is dressed up as Baymax!
Senator Markey and Congressman McGovern visited WPI to discuss First Responder Safety Technologies and Robotics R&D, including robots that can respond to major disasters. The group stopped by to see a demonstration of WARNER and learn about his potential use in hazardous environments.
More pictures after the break
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Computerworld – As researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) make progress giving their humanoid robot more autonomy, they’re getting ready to get their hands on an upgrade robot this fall.
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Max Aguilera-Hellweg, an award-winning photographer and filmmaker stopped by to learn about Warner and take some photos. He is producing a documentary for European public access channel ARTE TV (Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne) about androids and humanoids and the “evolving question, what does it mean to be human?” The film will explore different aspects of human ability and behavior being studied and developed in robots.