An "Emotional Robot" Shows How It Feels — and Is Creepily Convincing

This is a next-generation "emotional robot" named Nexi, who can move its body, hands, and face in a way that suggest human emotion. Created by world-famous roboticist Cynthia Breazeal's group at the MIT Media Lab, Nexi manages to be both weirdly cute and disturbingly emotive. Sure, she "emotes" in a cartoonish way,… » 4/02/08 7:00am 4/02/08 7:00am