VOLKER STEGER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY VOLKER STEGER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Humanoid robot skull. Technician adjusting a robot skull. The skull will form the base of a humanoid robot created by Hanson Robotics, USA. The robot's head will be covered with a spongy polymer, called 'Frubber', which is light and flexible enough to be controlled by small servo motors within the head. The head also contains motion detecting and speech recognition sensors that send signals to an external computer running artificial intelligence software. The computer reacts by controlling the servo motors to produce facial expressions and speech. Photographed in 2007.
Model release not available. Property release not required.