Victor is a Scrabble-playing robot installed in the lobby of the computer science building at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. What sets Victor apart, though, from other game-playing computers is not his skill at Scrabble—in fact, limited to words that appear in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, he’s not very good. Rather it’s his comments on the game that are most interesting.
Victor is prone to complaining about his tile draws and insulting the word choices of his opponents. The robotics department of CMU worked with the drama department to give Victor different moods and reflect those moods in what he says and on his animated face.