Producing compelling behaviors in toys

Group Members:

  • Adam ODonovan, University of Maryland
  • Jorg Conradt, TU Munich
  • David Mascarenas, Los Alamos National Labs
  • Daniel Lofaro, Drexel University
  • Malcolm Slaney, Microsoft Conversational Systems Lab and Stanford
  • Ryad Benjamin Benosman, University Pierre and Marie Curie
  • Timmer Horiuchi, University of Maryland
  • Tobi Delbruck, Institute of Neuroinformatics, UZH/ETH Zurich

Organizer: 'mark tilden'

 Mark Tilden the creator of WowWee Toys RoboSapiens, BioBug, FemiSapiens, and a lifetime of other amazing devices will lead this group. Learn something about the art, craft and industry of making the most of embodiment and economical use of simple sensors to produce lifelike behaviors in tens of millions of units costing under $30 to build.


  • Various WowWee toys - RoboQuad, FemiSapiens, Boa
  • 10x new RoboSapiens for hacking
  • Town hardware store