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Media Advisory: Students, Robotic Dogs Match Blackjack Skills at the University at Albany's Annual RoboShow

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 15, 2006)

Sony's AIBO ERS-7 robotic dogs to navigate, flash their LEDs, dance, and play ball during University at Albany Robotics students' experimental research project demonstrations. Students have taught the dogs how to play Black Jack against humans and how to play soccer.

Tomek Strzalkowski, director, Institute for Informatics, Logics, and Security Studies, University at Albany
Sony's AIBO ERS-7 robotic dogs

Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 3 - 5 p.m.
3 - 4 p.m. Panel discussions
4 - 5 p.m. Robot presentations: Blackjack: AIBO vs. Human, RoboDancing, 4-Legged Soccer, RoboFaces; Mapping and Navigation, 3-D Image Analysis

Social Sciences 262, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, N.Y. (uptown campus)

For more information, visit the RoboShow Web site.


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