The robot baby is seven years old.
Seven years ago, Japanese scientists of the Infanto child robot presented only a bare head that could move through the eyes and mouth.
Today, he has much more believable facial movements and truly resembles a small child. The robot can almost move the entire face.
Affetto serves as a test model for human expressions for robots, researchers working at Osaka University. The development of the robot has been described in Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
The purpose of the study is to provide robots with a greater range of emotions and, ultimately, to deepen their interaction with humans.
In such studies, the problem of creating asymmetrical expressions and reliable movements of artificial leather often arises.
"Our findings will allow us to effectively control the movement of the face in the android, to have more shady expressions, such as a smile and frown," one of the authors of the Hisashi study said in a press release.
DOI: 10.3389 / frobt.2018.00119