From Ex Machina to Robocop, humanoid robots have been the subject of science fiction blockbusters for years.
Now, human-like robots are becoming a reality – and the latest bot from Engineered Arts is one of the most realistic yet.
The robotic head, dubbed Adran, has 22 custom actuators that allow it to move its eyes and mouth just like a human.
A creepy video of Adran in action shows the robotic head winking at the camera, moving its jaw from side-to-side and even grinning.
Engineered Arts posted the video to its YouTube channel, although it admits that more work needs to be done before Adran is ready.
‘This is a small motion test for a Mesmer robot head,’ it said.
‘This head and neck has 22 custom servo actuators – only 5 around the mouth which is not enough for really good lip sync – which is why it’s not speaking in this clip.’
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Shivali Best