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The “Heart Robot” was created by a team of Bristol UK researchers and artists in order to investigate the effects that a seemingly emotional machine can have on humans. The puppet responds to changes in sound, light and movement through automated control of eye movement, a virtual heartbeat and breath which inflates his belly and exhaled through his nostrils. It seems a credit to these lifelike features that so many find him lovable despite his somewhat ghostly appearance.
Visit the site for video and more details on construction – Heart Robot [via InventorSpot]

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

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