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The World’s Cutest Surveillance Robot Videographer

Designed at MIT’s Media Lab, Boxie is an adorable cardboard robot that films you with its eyes. Alexander Reben, of the Responsive Environments group, explains that Boxie’s lack of complexity is its best asset. The little bot’s helplessness wins humans over, and they in turn help it shoot a documentary film. This video from MIT’s LabCast series by Paula Aguilera shows Boxie in action.

Ha! Reminds us of Kacie Kinzer’s (PopTech 2009) Tweenbot

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