This ro­bot is ex­tremely creepy

Science Illustrated - - CONTENTS - Photo // Matt Cardy

Ro­bot en­gi­neer Mike Humphrey puts the fin­ish­ing touches to “Fred”, a 1.75-cm-tall ro­bot, that can both speak and move like hu­man be­ing. Humphrey's com­pany, Bri­tish En­gi­neered Arts, de­vel­ops robots for the entertainment in­dus­try, and in or­der to make the robots as life­like as pos­si­ble, en­gi­neers make 3D scans of real peo­ple. The data is not only used to fine-tune the robots’ looks, but also to fine-tune fa­cial an­i­ma­tion.

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