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Baxter – AI or Magic?

Marco Tempest is a Swiss magician based in New York City. He also happens to be a Director’s Fellow, MIT Media Lab!

Baxter

His team working Magic Robot Interaction has created Baxter. To understand what he is working on have a look at his amazing TED presentation!

To know how much of this is AI and how much is illusion have a look at the MIT Lab project page.

Lot is happening in the field of Robotics. See these:

I think we are approaching a time when you will be debating it you should buy a car or a Robot!

BTW: Baxter has a Skype account!

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