Japan unveils humanoid robot that smiles, frowns

11:00, April 06, 2010      

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A model (R) smiles to her double -- a humanoid robot "Geminoid-F" (L) at a press conference in Osaka. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

Japanese researchers have developed a humanoid robot that can laugh and smile as it mimics a person's facial expressions.

By receiving electric signals from the person it is modelled on, the robot can move its rubber facial skin to imitate expressions like a smile, a laugh and a grim look.

"I felt like I had a twin sister," the model said.

Source:Xinhua/Agencies
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