This reminds me of a million sci-fi films, some rancid, some brilliant.
Scientists have created the first ‘humanoid’ robot that can mimic the facial expressions and lip movements of a human being.
‘Jules’ – a disembodied androgynous robotic head – can automatically copy the movements, which are picked up by a video camera and mapped on to the tiny electronic motors in his skin.
It can grin and grimace, furrow its brow and ‘speak’ as his software translates real expressions observed through video camera ‘eyes’.
Oh, the possibilities. I envisage tons of fat robots, helping make their owner look slim. And hot ones. Loads of hot, humanoid, expressionful, wannabes. I’d make them ride with me in the car – not only would I get to use the express lane, it would make others tres jealous of my bundle of hot bots.
See footage of Jules expressing the hell out of himself here.