Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Robots with facial recognition and 'human-like' facial expressions

Wired Next Fest, originally uploaded by dawachan1.

This was an impressive but slightly eerie demonstration of a robot. It had a latex face and wires/metal body. It appeared to make eye contact with the audience and respond to laughter and waves. It had a limited range of gestures such as making a peace sign and running motion with it's metal limbs. The guy in the white lab coat to the right added an even more sci-fi twist to it. Whatever the merits of this invention - it certainly was a crowd puller.

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