Furby® surgery

Advisory note: Those of a sensitive disposition towards Furby® may find some of the images in the following thesis disturbing.

Researchers at the Czech Technical University in Prague have been modding Furby®. The video above shows progress in the project, which enables Furby® not only to ‘recognise’ voice commands, but also to respond in an appropriate way – when asked, for example, for a weather forecast. One of the key researchers, Martin Šebek, also provides (in Czech) an on-line paper describing how the high-tech modding was carried out. Please read advisory note above before downloading:  ‘Hračky Furby s kvalitním audio kanálem‘.