RoboThespian deserves an Oscar (or two)

Posted in Technology,Video by Scott Meisner on March 4th, 2010

Meet RoboThespian, a robot that, according to Wired, “shows more acting range than some Hollywood stars.”  This is the third and obviously most advanced version of his kind created by Engineered Arts.  He’s powered by compressed air and air valves that aid in movement.  Lifelike detail can be found in his facial expressions and body movement.  The coolest part about him is that he can be programmed to perform a script at anyone’s whim and translate text to speech in English, Spanish, Germany, French, and Mandarin Chinese!  If you like what you see here, look after the break for additional videos showing off RoboThespian’s acting chops.

[Via Wired; Gizmodo; RoboThespian]

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