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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Dancing Chicken

Today I randomly came across this site. It's Burger King commercial causing "awareness" of their new chicken sandwiches. It's a webcam of a dancing chicken. You can type in commands and the chicken follows it.

Since I doubt there's actually someone there dancing 24/7 and reading your commands and doing them, it's probably some pretty good programming behind it. It recognizes simple commands such as "sit", "scratch", "dance" and such. I've also tried more complex commands, and it followed some. I was impressed by it following the "kick the couch" command.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous ana said...

that's pretty funny... strange... but funny...

8/31/2006 10:03 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

my god that is old! :)

9/01/2006 8:57 AM  
Blogger Paul Zhao said...

I know, I just found out about it yesterday.

Evan, do you know how the programming behind it is done? Does it just have 100 commands it follows, and try to match whatever you command with the closest command it recognizes?

9/01/2006 11:30 AM  
Blogger avocadoinparadise said...

Do you get kickbacks from Burger King for linking to that?

9/01/2006 4:28 PM  
Blogger Paul Zhao said...

No, I don't

9/02/2006 6:35 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

I wish the link still worked... This example was in my book for media planning (obviously very outdated) but I wanted to see it.

11/29/2011 4:42 PM  

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