So we went to visit some schools in Cambridge, England. One of them had a computer lab in which the older kids had built a real, functioning robot. They call it Mechanoid, and it’s quite a thing. So the woman giving us the school tour turned on the droid and we had some fun. Or tried to; it wasn’t the most responsive robot ever, I suppose.
Still, there were high fives, or attempts at high fives:
And there were jokes, robot style:
And there was even a moment when our hero tried to dance with Mechanoid:
Okay, so maybe the technology isn’t quite ready for prime time. But still, this was built by some school kids! Very impressive.