Body Language Mastery
08.57 Mother and child arrived - sat in other sub-waiting area. No discussion between patients - both reading magazines - body language - independent no eye contact - relationships as if in a coffee shop. Small talk - not feeling well. General chit-chat about winter bugs - moved closer together to engage in more conversation. Mother reading to son in other sub-waiting area. Conversation in hushed tones. would some background music have helped to provide 'white noise' - overheard conversation about teaching schools staff problems - again, thinking of body language - similarities to friends meeting in a hotel lounge.
Taking the lessons learned from Kismet the lab is now working with Hollywood special effects wizards from Stan Winston Studios to create Leonardo the next level in sociable robots. Where Kismet clearly looked like a robot Leonardo does a better job of hiding the fact and looks like a strange yet cute mammalian creature straight out of a movie. Leonardo is controlled by animatronics, but what separates it from mere expensive puppets is that its movements are completely controlled by a computer and it is programmed to react and interact with humans as humans. Leonardo looks at you when you talk to it, tries to infer your intention by your body movements and gestures, and in return gives you as the user cues on its mood and beliefs through facial expressions and body gestures.
Abstract Small robotic appliances are beginning the process of home automation. Following the lead of the affective computing movement begun by Professor Rosalind Picard in 1995 at the MIT Media lab, roboticists have also begun pursuing affective robotics, robotics that uses simulated emotions and other human expressions and body language to help the machine better interact with its users. Here I will trace the evolution of this design philosophy and present arguments that critique and expand this design philosophy using concepts gleaned from the phenomenology of artifacts as described in the literature of the philosophy of technology.
Drawing and drafting are forms of visual language that use lines, pictorial images, and symbols to convey specific meanings. Like spoken language, written language, and body language, this visual language has its own unique applications. In the design field, drawing, also called sketching or idea generation, is used as a technique for developing and communicating ideas. Preliminary sketches are used to initiate and explore basic concepts, as illustrated in Figure 3-1. These can be presented to others as is, or refined into presentation drawings that are developed to scale and rendered in more detail. Drawing is thus a means of communication used by designers to effectively convey ideas and converse with one another about how to turn them into reality.
Signs Of Attraction
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