Sunday, April 22, 2012

2012-04-24 Heather Knight and 'Data'

Data is a "Nao" robot, a sort of high-tech blank slate made by the French robotics firm Aldebaran and used primarily for research and education (Nao robots are also the players of choice in the international RoboCup soccer league). Ms. Knight worked for Aldebaran after completing her undergraduate degree at MIT and helped to develop the touch-activated sensor on the robot's head. Now she writes complex behavioral programs for Data through an Aldebaran software called Choregraphe.