life story

11.02.2017 inkha appears in the intelligence explosion guardian film https://www.theguardian.com/culture/ng-interactive/2017/feb/20/intelligence-explosion-stop-robot-evil-drama-video

11.02.2017 inkha techradar article as part of coverage of robots exhibition at london science museum http://www.techradar.com/news/10-robots-that-are-changing-the-world

8.02.2017 inkha is part of robots exhibition at london science museum http://sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/exhibitions/robots

7.02.2017 guardian preview film of backstage at london science museum's robots exhibition https://www.theguardian.com/technology/video/2017/feb/07/science-museum-robots-exhibition-backstage

20.10.2014 inkha decommissioned at kings college reception

3.12.2013 inkha 10th birthday party held at kings college reception

29.05.2013 inkha appeared at animatronic masterclass at university college london institute of making http://www.instituteofmaking.org.uk/events/detail/member-event-animatronics

21.01.2011 inkha robotic receptionist at kings college fully refurbished after 7 years continous running and restored to 'as new' condition http://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/news_details.php?year=2003&news_id=202

07.06.2006 to 11.06.2006 inkha and steve appeared at cheltenham science festival 2006 www.cheltenhamfestivals.co.uk

21.06.2005 to 30.09.2005  inkha appeared at the save the robots exhibition at the ark, dublin, ireland.  for more information visit http://www.robots.ie/ 

08.06.2005 to 12.06.2005 inkha appeared at cheltenham science festival 2005 www.cheltenhamfestivals.co.uk

13.04.2005 inkha  appeared at the creative robotics research network symposium at the university of hertfordshire, college lane campus, hatfield, england crrn.open.ac.uk/aisb

22.03.2005 to 31.03.2005 inkha appeared in the 2005 faraday lecure tour of the far east visiting hong kong, malaysia and singapore www.iee.org/events/lectrs/faraday/2005/asia-venues.cfm

17.02.2005 inkha featured on the xchange television program on children's bbc www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/xchange/

15.02.2005 inkha visited the intelligent autonomous systems lab at university of western england www.ias.uwe.ac.uk/

20.01.2005 to 15.03.2005 inkha appeared in the 2005 faraday lecure at venues all over uk www.iee.org/events/lectrs/faraday/2005/

10.11.2004 inkha appeared at a creative robotics symposium at the open university in milton keynes, england stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=523&s=1&schedule=478

24.07.04 inkha appeared on fantastico television program in brazil. film available at http://fantastico.globo.com type inkha into the search box which is labelled busca

23.06.04 inkha ltd incorporated in order to develop an educational version of inkha

17.06.04 article about inkha published in issue 79 of realrobots magazine http://www.realrobots.co.uk

09.06.04 to 13.06.04 inkha appeared at the cheltenham science festival in gloucestershire, united kingdom http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.co.uk/frame_festindex.cfm?FEST=SCIENCE

22.04.04 article about inkha published in issue 74 of realrobots magazine  http://www.realrobots.co.uk

15.04.04 film of inkha released by research-tv http://www.research-tv.com then search for inkha

07.04.04 inkha visited hara labs at tokyo university of science http://www.sut.ac.jp/edocs/edu/kouga/research.html

05.04.04 inkha visited waseda university robotics lab in tokyo http://www.phys.waseda.ac.jp/shalab/index.html

12.03.04 to 21.03.04 inkha installation at kings college was part of national science week http://www.the-ba.net/nsw

24.02.04 inkha appeared at launch of simfonec business plan challenge competition at the cass business school in london uk http://www.simfonec.co.uk/challenge

16.02.04 inkha article in the pittsburgh post gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04050/274887.stm

16.02.04 inkha appeared at a humanoid robotics discussion event at the dana centre in south kensington london uk http://www.danacentre.org.uk

01.02.04 inkha article in geolino magazine http://www.geolino.de

22.01.04 inkha article in the times newspaper http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,8123-972966,00.html

03.12.03 inkha2 installed as a permanent robotic receptionist in the strand entrance of kings college london uk http://www.kcl.ac.uk

25.11.03inkha article in nature magazine http://www.nature.com/nsu/031124/031124-1.html

01.10.03 to 30.11.03 creation of inhka2 using volz industrial servo motors, sprung neck assembly, advanced medonis servo controllers and protouch touch screen

07.07.03inkha displayed at bbc tomorrow's world roadshow  http://www.twroadshow.co.uk/british.asp

14.04.03 inkha featured on the bbc world service go digital radio program and webcast  news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2780097.stm

11.03.03 to 14.03.03 temporary installation of inkha as robotic receptionist in the foyer of kings college london www.kcl.ac.uk in the strand london wc2 uk as part of national science week www.the-ba.net

10.03.03 inkha appeared on blue peter as part of national science week coverage

01.02.03 attendance at passionate machines conference, university of westminster, london, uk www.carte.org.uk

01.12.02
hsl/hsb-based colour recognition
speech: colour-based verbal behaviours (fashion, astrology)
robustness work
childproofing the interface, waking hours
enhanced logging of activity (hue, speech, wake-ups)

01.11.02
relay box installed to allow for autonomy
installed for a month on a test site in london
taken to japan for presentation to japanese robotics company
copus grant applied for
replacement of 2 cirrus for hitec servos (eyelid, eye yaw)
replacement of 2 hitec hs225bb for digital hitec 5245mg servo (topneck)

14.10.02 eyelids added

01.10.02
inkha demonstrated to shadow robotics
improvements to speech capabilities:
   all speech in a database
   verbal behaviours (obnoxious, charming, tetchy)
   wav file support

01.09.02
inkha completed
msc dissertation presented to supervisor dr kaspar althoefer at kcl

01.07.02
neck assembly designed and built
sensor and control systems developed

01.03.02
eye assembly purchased from texas (androidworld.com)
initial experiments and programming carried out

01.12.01 initial discussions between mat and mrplong at kcl

press

nature magazine

roland piquepaille

pittsburgh post gazette

acknowledgements

ack

links

www.kcl.ac.uk/mecheng

www.ee.kcl.ac.uk/mecheng/mam/engart.html

www.androidworld.com

www.volz-servos.com

www.orbitalprosthetic.com

www.milinst.com

www.maplin.co.uk

www.rswww.com

www.seetron.com

www.hitecrcd.com

www.supercircuits.com

www.c-technik.de

www.fuzzgun.btinternet.co.uk

www.carte.org.uk

www.alshobbies.com

www.puppetsandprops.com

www.research-tv.com

www.artbots.org

www.active-robots.com

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