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Meet roboticist Heather Knight and explore the interactive robotic experiences she has created, which include a giant Rube Goldberg machine and a wise-cracking robot, Data, who performs a stand-up comedy routine.
Episode filmed live at the 2011 World Science Festival in New York CIty. The full Cool Jobs program from that year can be viewed online.
Heather Knight is an electrical engineer and social roboticist who runs Marilyn Monrobot in New York, where she and her cohort create “charismatic machine performances,” as well as founding the world’s first Robot Film Festival. Knight is currently conducting her doctoral research at the intersection of robotics and entertainment at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute.Read More