Called SociBot Mini, this ultra futuristic robot, designed by UK engineer Will Jackson’s Engineered Arts, will revolutionize Videochat. It can wear the face of the caller, change it’s expression according to your mood, can read your face, it can be your personal assistant… the implications are many. But first of all, it can spook you quite a bit!
The 60 centimeter tall robot has a transparent plastic face with contours for a nose, mouth and eyes. It is backlit with a digital projector. It can show a prefixed face or mimic the headshot of a friend who is calling to enhance and add to the telepresence of a voice call. It can be a futuristic information terminal at a bank, mall, a hospital or an airport. It has a Microsoft Kinect like camera, it’s understanding of speech comes from the chatbot software like that of Rosette’s.
Watch the video showing the features of this game-changing technological innovation.