Oh, yes - I sort of forgot I went to this demonstration.
Sine Wave Actorbots
Easy Babcock watches his actorbot.
The actorbot paces and a brave woman approaches. The bots have a crude AI and can be programmed to use chat or IM.
He looks aware - but there's no one there.
Dancing - one thing out of many the bots can do.
I was a volunteer to interact with a football-playing bot, and didn't take pictures, but was impressed with the way it moved. Sine Wave made a machinima using the bots that is good.
I commented about how these would become sex toys That's one use I think is inevitable. I can see people using them as machinima actors, except it would take a lot of the interest out of filmmaking, to me. NPCs - well, if DarkLife wanted to pay 5L/hour or write their own code they could use them for shopkeepers.
posted by - 9:14 PM