Jules’ – a disembodied androgynous robotic head – can automatically copy the movements, which are picked up by a video camera and mapped on to the tiny electronic motors in his skin.
It can grin and grimace, furrow its brow and ‘speak’ as his software translates real expressions observed through video camera ‘eyes’.
The project, called ‘Human-Robot Interaction’, was devised at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), run by the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol.
freaky stuff i like my gadgets to look like gadgets. The whole project is ridiculously impressive though.
There is a lot more on this subject at the dailyMail site
It is also seriously worth while checking out the robot gallery on the BRL website as well.