Carla Diana Digs Down to the Future
Simon is a humanoid robot being developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology for the purposes of exploring intuitive ways for people and machines to live and work alongside one another. I had designed the robot’s shell—its outward appearance—so I knew exactly what to expect, but interacting with it as a programmed and somewhat sentient creature surprised me in ways I hadn’t expected.
She also narrated, and Katie Turner illustrated, this down-to-earth video on the future of everyday life. I, for one, can’t wait.
Simon (Photo: Daniel Borris for The New York Times)