'Sociable' humanoid robots could help advance human-robot interaction. Are we on the brink of a robotics revolution? That's what numerous media outlets asked last December when Google acquired eight robotics companies that specialize in such innovations as manipulation, vision, and humanoid robots.
"Mike the Microphone" is all about the sound. Whether it was capturing Satchmo on the horn, Django on the guitar, or Bing and Bob crooning their way down the road to Zanzibar, Mike was there to make sure every last note was recorded in true stereophonic high-fidelity. An old hand at the Mercury Theater, Mike remembers all too pungently the 1938 radio production of The War of the Worlds: "