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Gertie Robotic Desk Lamp Tracks Objects, Displays Emotions

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Meet the Gertie: a robotic desk lamp with 5 degrees of freedom, a USB camera and a microphone (integrated into the lamp shade). It is capable of displaying joy, sadness, surprise, and fear emotions. It can perform object tracking too. In fact, the robot is compatible with the Robot Operating System (ROS). It offers ROS Interface for the Skype API. A pretty fun robot for researchers, don’t you think?

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