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HERB the Robot Stars in a Play

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Carnegie Mellon University's Home Exploring Robot Butler HERB made his stage debut opposite drama student Olivia Brown (A'15) in a performance of David Ives' one-act comedy "Sure Thing." Researchers and students from CMU's Robotics Institute and School of Drama worked for months to prepare HERB to play Bill to Olivia's Betty in the comedy where two people meeting for the first time have their conversation continually reset by a bell that rings when one of them responds negatively to the other. When he is not acting, HERB serves as the research platform of the Personal Robotics Lab and is a testbed for algorithms, software and other technology that will enable robots to perform challenging manipulation tasks in places where people live and work. Visit HERB's homepage: http://www.cmu.edu/herb-robot