Working in conjunction with Right Brain Fabrication we built an animatronic robot face to interact with Kosmo’s customers. Two Peggy‘s act as Kosmobot’s eyes while four servo’s manipulate his aluminum eyebrows. This gives him some serious flexibility and a good range of expressions. We also had a script running so the operator could type in the words Kosmo would say and it would use the TTS from the Mac Kosmo lives in to speak.Â Â Right Brain Fabrication built the mechanics and I did the electronics interfacing and programming.
This video by Bob Stack from Right Brain Fabrication shows some of the available expressions Kosmo has: