Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pictured: The robot that can pull faces just like a human being

Scientists have created the first 'humanoid' robot that can mimic the facial expressions and lip movements of a human being.

'Jules' - a disembodied androgynous robotic head - can automatically copy the movements, which are picked up by a video camera and mapped on to the tiny electronic motors in his skin.

It can grin and grimace, furrow its brow and 'speak' as his software translates real expressions observed through video camera 'eyes'.


Well, they tried.

1 comment:

Tim said...

But have you seen the PKD android?
He's very confused and his ass is on sideways. Curious.
I suppose it's old news at this point, but here's an amusing link just in case you haven't had the pleasure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ930zzYxl8

Tim