And you thought that LittleDog video represented a leap-forward in robo-kind. The WD-2 (Waseda-Docomo face robot No.2) is a face-changing robot from the Takanishi Laboratory at Waseda University in Japan. Servo motors move armatures connected to contact points on a face mask made of Septon, a thermoplastic rubber. The face has 56 degrees of freedom which, driven by a microcontroller, allow it to morph into different facial types. Project actual human faces onto it, and wonder ensues. Schpooky.
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That is incredible. And at the same time, weird as hell.
Anyone else think that first video looks like SHODAN from System Shock?
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