Expressive robot face

Robotics

This from the Daily Mail:

Jules has 34 internal motors covered with flexible rubber (‘Frubber’) skin, which was commissioned from roboticist David Hanson in the US for BRL.

It was originally programmed to act out a series of movements – as can be seen in the video – where ‘Jules’ talks about ‘destroying Wales’.

The technology works using ten stock human emotions – such as happiness, sadness, concern etc – that the team ‘taught’ Jules via programming.

The software then maps what it sees to Jules’s face to combine expressions instantly to mimic those being shown by a human subject.

Jules was created by David Hanson of Hanson Robotics

6 thoughts on “Expressive robot face

  1. Laura says:

    Creeepy!

  2. Carl Winslow says:

    Yikes. This poor guy is stuck right in the abyss of the uncanny valley.
    Wow.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley

  3. Tevin streeter says:

    Yo,this robot guy is crazy because he does look like a real person,but he quoted “I would like to destroy the earth.” That is not a good thing because robots do not destroy the earth and they do not look like humans.

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