Thursday, October 04, 2007
No, this isn't "steampunk" -- this decrepit automaton harpist is the real thing. No batteries. No optical sensors or force-feedback units. Not a single chip hidden away inside the delicate porcelain skull. The irony is that its movements, limited as they are, are noticeably more "natural" than those of recent androids.
Don't believe me? Take a look:
(Both videos sighted at Beyond the Beyond.)