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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.


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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