Einstein Robot Teaches Itself To Smile

Posted By Ben Goulding, 11 July, 2009 | permalink

Einstein Robot. Image: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego

Researchers at the University of California have created a robot that can teach itself facial expressions. When we were infants we taught ourselves to smile and frown and be aware of our facial expressions. Well, this very clever gadget works in the same way.

The Einstein robot had previously required individually programmed facial movements, however with the use of facial recognition software, through a trial-and-error technique it can now teach itself to change it’s face until it achieves a real expression or emotion.

Today, Einstein is able to express emotions like joy, sadness, anger and surprise. Check out the video!

Eureka!

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mercerd July 20, 2009

interesting material, where such topics do you find? I will often go

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