Data the Robot Comedian and his Comely Creator (Video)

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A couple days ago I blogged a photo of Data The Robot doing stand-up comedy routines at the Lincoln Center. Data's owner/operator/muse is non-other than Heather Knight, a.k.a. "Marilyn Monrobot". Heather modestly describes herself as a "Social Roboticist" but her talents go way beyond that humble title. She's pursuing her doctoral research at CMU in Pittsburgh, doing applications design with Aldebaran Robotics, creating interactive installations, while somehow finding the time to put on engaging and entertaining robot and technology gigs that artfully combine traditionally cold/sharp/hard technology with soft/feeling/emotional art and creativity.

Check out Data The Robot, and Heather, in the video below recorded live at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City earlier this summer.


(Via GIRLS WHO ROCK 2011 - Data the Robot - YouTube.)

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One comment

  1. I hope I can meet a beautiful programmer like her someday.
    Oh, the robot was cool too. I am sure my C3PO would love to interact with Data.

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