Meet the Mask-bot

it’s more than just a pretty face…

At first glance it’s a generic plastic mask fixed in front of a projector. Switch it on and you’re looking at the most realistic ¨talking head¨ yet. Researchers from the Institute of Cognitive Systems (ICS) at the Technische University in Munich have collaborated with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan (AIST) to create a life-sized talking head, the Mask-bot.
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As the largest organ of the human body, our skin provides us with loads of valuable data

Hot. Sharp. Rough. Wet. Our skin is capable of giving us this type of information about the objects and environment around us. As chair of the Institute for Cognitive Systems at the University of Munich, Gordon Cheng and others are working on producing artificial skin as a system of both hardware and software for new humanoid robots.
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