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Robot with facial animation engine creates lifelike expressions: #technews #robotics #engineering #futurism

Robot with facial animation engine creates lifelike expressions: #technews #robotics #engineering #futurism

Roboticists from the University of Pisa (Italy) have developed an amazing system that allows humanoid robots to generate realistic facial expressions that range from anger and disgust to happiness and surprise. Researchers recently demonstrated a system that allows robots to display a range of emotions and facial expressions. (Via: nydailynews.com ) This technological breakthrough could eventually lead to greater acceptance of humanoid robots in modern-day society. The uncanny valley principle Several years ago, roboticists came to the conclusion that as a robot is transformed from its natural, abstract shape into something more realistic and lifelike, it creates a sense of unease and uncomfortableness. This is called the uncanny valley principle , and it explains society’s problem with humanoid robots. Basically, if the robot looks really, really close to being human, but...

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