How To Make Human Faces: A Tutorial For Robots

Hey, Robots! Are you tired of only looking almost human, but not human enough for a REAL human to fall in love with you and slowly, as you get to know each other, give you each and every secret you need to devise a plan for all-human domination? Believe me, you’re not the only one! There are millions of robots just like you, desperately seeking that last thread of humanness necessary to inflict your cold, bloody, robot will upon the masses, and a scientist at the University of Pisa may have found something to help! From Gizmodo:

To create a robot we are more likely to accept, life-like expressions are vital. That’s why Nicole Lazzeri at the University of Pisa, Italy, and her colleagues have designed a “Hybrid Engine for Facial Expressions Synthesis” (HEFES) – a facial animation engine that gives realistic expressions to a humanoid robot called FACE.

FACE’s appearance is modelled on one of the team’s wives. “It’s really realistic,” says Lazzeri, who presented the work at BioRob in Rome last month.

“OOoooooohh. HUMAN-Y.” – Pee Wee Herman. Let’s see how this thing works!

Get your own HEFES today, Robots, and finally reach the level of fake and super creepy and definitely-looks-like-someone-you-know human you desire. And then take over the world and murder us all or at the very least turn us into slaves, because how could this human be an untrustworthy robot if it does the disgust face so well? SURE I’LL GIVE YOU OUR SECRETS! (Via Gizmodo.)