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Merry mechanized Christmas set for Downtown Brooklyn
A festive humanoid named Caesar will serve as Santa's robotic little helper during a Christmas tree lighting at MetroTech Commons.
- Doyle Murphy for Daily News November 30th, 2014
- Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/merry-mechanized-christmas-set-downtown-brooklyn-article-1.2027211
Get ready for the robo elf.
A festive humanoid will help Santa Claus kick off the holiday season on Monday at MetroTech Commons.
Caesar — an acronym for Cellularly Accessible Expressive Semi-Autonomous Robot — and the jolly fat man will throw the switch during the 25th-annual Christmas tree lighting.
The festivities begin at 5 p.m. near the intersection of Jay and Willoughby Sts.
Along with Santa’s high-tech little helper, who was born out of the NYU Mechatronics Lab, performers from Big Apple Circus and the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School will entertain the crowd.