Robot seven year old baby.
Seven years ago, Japanese scientists from the children's robot Infanto only presented an empty head that could move through the eyes and mouth.
Today he has more credible facial movements and is very much like a child. Robots can almost move the entire face.
Affetto serves as a test model for human expression for robots, researchers working at Osake University. The development of robots is depicted in Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
The purpose of this study is to give robots a greater range of emotions and ultimately deepen their interactions with humans.
In similar research, it is often a problem to create asymmetrical expressions and credible artificial skin movements.
"Our findings will allow us to effectively control the android movements of the face to have expressions that are more like shadows, such as smiles and pouts," one of the study authors, Hisashi, said in a press release.
DOI: 10.3389 / frobt.2018.00119