RoboThespian

martedì, marzo 2nd, 2010

Acting Robot

da Gizmodo di Kat
Hannaford

He may have plastic boobs saggier than Dame Judi Dench, but
as Wired points
out
, this RoboThespian "shows more acting range than some Hollywood
stars." The British robot has been programmed to show off a variety of
acting abilities.

His creators, Engineered
Arts
, have made him completely self-supporting, with his torso
capable of bending and turning, his arms able to move about, and even
basic facial gestures performed. He is powered by compressed air, with
the control system sitting in his torso along with the air valves that
help him move.

The best bit however is that he can be fully-programmed to perform a
script on cue, translating text to speech in English, Spanish, Germany,
French and even Mandarin Chinese.

Seen in the videos below is the third version of RoboThespian, the
most advanced so far—but also the coolest robot you’ve never heard of. [RoboThespian via
Wired]

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