Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Here Come the Rosh Hashanah Videos: Technion Robots Celebrate Rosh Hashanah


The students and faculty of Israel's Technion - Israel Institute of Technology are always eager to demonstrate their scientific and engineering talents, and the Jewish holidays give them the opportunity to apply their knowledge in humorous ways.

In this video, filmed in the Technion's Cognitive Robotics Laboratory,  the Technion robots collaborate to produce a Rosh Hashanah party. First they set the table and then they bring flowers, apples and honey to celebrate the New Year. 

One robot selects a nice apple for Technion president Peretz Lavie to dip into honey, shake hands with one of the robots and wish all viewers a Happy New Year. The robot even attempts to blow a shofar, but we think it needs a bit more practice.

Enjoy!

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