I have always liked Giraffes. I am envious of the size and height, for it seems that they will always get to see things first.
Russel the robotic giraffe has been introduced at MakerFaire and is really receiving a lot of love from children and adults.
The seventeen foot robot has webcams installed as its eyes, and sensors to feel the audience’s touch. As individuals pet it, it responses by claiming it enjoys the touch, and that it sometimes tickles along with a short giggle.
Russel introduces itself by its given name and seems like a wonderful technological interaction at local fairs. I myself am hoping to run into Russel in the near future.
You can see the robot giraffe mingling with the audience in the short video below.
Via: New Launches