The baby robot is seven years old.
Seven years ago, Japanese scientists introduced the Infanto child's robot just a bare head that could move through the eye and eye.
Today she has many more credible face movements and is very similar to a toddler. The robot can almost move the entire face.
Affetto acts as a test model for human expressions for robots, researchers working at Osake University. A robot development was described in Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
The aim of the research is to give more robots emotions and, ultimately, deepen their interaction with people.
In similar research, it is often a problem creating disproportionate expressions and credible movements of artificial skin.
"Our findings will enable us to control surface face movements effectively to get more shadow expressions, such as smile and white," said a writer of Hisashi study in a press release.
DOI: 10.3389 / frobt.2018.00119