X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
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



Analogue Super Nt SNES Console

Analogue Super Nt SNES Console

Making a Knife from Steel Cable

Making a Knife from Steel Cable

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Advertisement
Polestar 1 Is a 600 hp Hybrid Sports Coupe from Volvo Spin-off

Polestar 1 Is a 600 hp Hybrid Sports Coupe from Volvo Spin-off

This Russian Truck Has an Appropriately Russian Easter Egg

This Russian Truck Has an Appropriately Russian Easter Egg

Concepts from Future Past: 2001 Ford EX

Concepts from Future Past: 2001 Ford EX