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 – is controlled only by his own software and automatically copies the movement and expressions of a human face.
Human face movements are picked up by a video camera and mapped onto the tiny electronic motors in Jules’ skin.
It can grin and grimace, furrow its brow, and ‘speak’ as the software translates real expressions observed through video camera ‘eyes’.
For the full story…Daily Mail
Jules in action…
Fascinating or scary?
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