Monstropolis Here I Come!

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Toy Story 2 Almost Didn't Happen

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As Pixar producer Galyn Sussman and former Pixar CTO Oren Jacob explain, somehow, someway, someone entered a Linux delete command into the console of the drive carrying the entire Toy Story 2 film by mistake. Parts of the film began to disappear, and the backup drives didn't work. Thankfully, the studio ended up receiving help from a very unlikely source!

I'll get back to work right after I drink my hot chocolate and watch the leaves change

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This Adorable Robot Plays Peek-a-Boo

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Pixar technical director Alonso Martinez made this adorable little robot that's sure to give you the awwws. Described as a "desk companion," Mira is capable of tracking faces in order to play a game of peek-a-boo with the user. According to Martinez, 

Mira is a desk companion that makes your life better one smile at a time. This project explores human robot interactivity and emotional intelligence. Currently Mira uses face tracking to interact with the users and loves playing the game “peek-a-boo”. As her understanding of the world and people's emotions get richer so will her ability to interact with people in a more meaningful way.

When Mira sees you during a game of peek-a-boo, she wobbles and chirps with excitement, which surely makes long days stuck at a desk easier. There's no word on whether or not Martinez plans to bring Mira to the consumer market, but if he does, you can bet I'll be first in line to buy one.



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