Science Museum Exhibits.
Affective Virtual Museum Guide Exhibit - provides Information and Makes Friends with Guests The world's first virtual, interactive and social visitors' guide, the 6-foot-tall 3D computer generated digital robot, named "Tinker," plays the role of a female and uses both speech and animated behavior to carry on conversations with visitors about the Museum and the technology and theory behind its own creation. Short throw projector, standard Windows-based PC's, motion detector, biometric device for hand recognition.
Military Robot Exhibit - Visitors can control a Mobile, Agile, Remote Control Robot ( MARCBOT) to inspect and analyze suspicious objects in a simulated urban environment. MARCBOT robot and control unit, actual Ford vehicle cut lengthwise, large scale mural depicting urban environment.
Natural Language Virtual Human Museum Guides Exhibit ( NSF ) - Ada and Grace are full sized, 3D 19 year old female twin avatars that understand and respond to natural language English, regardless of accents, age or gender. Large format projector, large format transscreen back projected screen, networked Windows PC's, press-to-talk input and stereo output sound capture and output systems.