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Day 6: Creepy robot faces at the MIT museum

Posted by Adam Sell  July 6, 2008 06:16 PM

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boston60_logo.jpgI'm Adam Sell and I have two months left before I leave Boston. My challenge? Do something in the city every day. Have ideas for my adventure? Send me an email.

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This is the face that's going to haunt my nightmares for the foreseeable future.

It's also the face of a robot named Kismet on display at the MIT museum on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge. I gathered from the information placards near the display that nobody else finds the robot as terrifying as I do. Alas.

Nonetheless, the museum was a nice little find just off of Central Square. There's a collection of genetically-mutated fish on the first floor that calls to mind Bruce Banner, but I suppose if a zebrafish sprouted big green fists, we could handle it.

The hologram exhibit upstairs was cool, but not being a student at MIT myself, I still have no idea how they are created. There was a sign but it might as well have been written in Icelandic.

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