Austin’s own Robot Group — an organization of robotics enthusiasts — had a display of their robots at Linucon. Some robot enthusiasts also brought store-bought robots, like this black-and-white creature that roamed the halls. Some of the Robot Group creations shuffled around the vendor room, others stood stationary — but not motionless — in the hallway.
A Robot Group creation, Babbling Robot Head was singing Scottish traditional songs in a synthesized voice. The voice is kind of nasal and drone’y, but oddly pleasant. Well, maybe not all of its songs were Scottish, but the one I remember best, “Flower of Scotland”, was. Here it is captured on video (9 sec).
Denise Scioli from Robot Group with the Babbling Robot Head and robot with a lightning face, whose name I don’t know.
The other robot had lightning flashing across its “face”. Its arms move up and down; the pincers at their ends rotate. A video can be found here (13 sec).
This robot with red arms and white gloves, called Eric’s Robot, was made by Eric Lundquist from Robot Group.
This “grim reaper” robot (another one whose name or description I could not find) turns its head from side to side and waves its hands, as seen in this video (8 sec, ~ 1.4 MB, MPEG).