Lucy, the orang-utan robot baby, has now its own "personal" web site. Lucy was conceived in May 2000 by Cyberlife Research (see the news
), and researchers are now ready to start building the very large neural network that will tie its vision, hearing, voice, muscles and proprioceptors together to make Lucy into a complete organism.
Don't be fooled by its cute looks and stunning personality, though. Under its skin lies some pretty neat technology, and the primary objective - the design of its brain - is serious scientific and technologicaláresearch.