If All Robots Looked Like This, the Future Wouldn't Look Too Bad

I had sworn off Jeopardy! posts, but the only way I can justify posting the video below is to say that the unsettling but pleasing way the machine in the video comes to life reminds me of its much glossier (and it must be said, not quite so spectacularly adorable) cousin in artificial intelligence, Watson, which begins its three-day attempt to destroy mortal genius today on Jeopardy!, and the only way I can even excuse mentioning that on Omni is to link to my interview last week with Final Jeopardy author Stephen Baker.

But really, I just want to pass on the clip because it makes me so happy to watch it. Thank you, crazy Dutch maker of beauty, Theo Jansen.

(Via Fallows/Comstock.) --Tom


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