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Domo is the robot developed by Aaron Edsinger, a member of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory's Humanoid Robotics Group at MIT. Edsinger has just completed his Ph.D. He spent three years of his life developing this partner robot to work alongside or aid a person.
Most of the computer power behind Domo goes to its vision, which are two cameras positioned as eyes on the robot. Domo's "eyes" can detect human faces and track them, in addition to aid it in finding and handling objects. Tapping it on the arm, for example, will prompt Domo to move its arm and look down to see what's touching it and then look up at the person. It responds to human voice commands.
Text by Candace Lombardi, staff writer, CNET News.com
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