X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Mask-Bot: the Face-shifting Robot of Your Nightmares

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

Most humanoid robots either have a silly face, or a cold emotionless one and certainly most only have that one face. How about a robot that can change faces whenever it wants? I’m talking creepy 3D faces that make them look human. It has arrived.


Created by Dr. Takaaki Kuratate, Mask-Bot has a lifelike human face, though it looks like a video game character. It could have many that it simply puts on. The face is created using 3-D images projected onto a plastic form.

mask_bot_2

The “talking mask animation engine” conveys emotion just like humans do. It will blink and even raise it’s virtual eyebrows. Obviously this could be big for video conferencing, but it has many other applications as well.

How about putting a face you know on a cold sex bot? Maybe it could be used as a virtual spy, fooling people into giving up any info you are looking for. It will be interesting to see where this goes.

[via PopSci via Theweek]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



GameBud Gaming Handheld

GameBud Gaming Handheld

Tales From the Edge: Jeb Corliss

Tales From the Edge: Jeb Corliss

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Explained

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Explained

Advertisement
Gemballa GTR 8XX Evo-R Biturbo Looks Wild and is Incredibly Fast

Gemballa GTR 8XX Evo-R Biturbo Looks Wild and is Incredibly Fast

Very Special 2020 Toyota Supra Scoops up $2.1 Million for Charity

Very Special 2020 Toyota Supra Scoops up $2.1 Million for Charity

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cranks out More Than 700hp

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cranks out More Than 700hp