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Furhat Robotics is Creating Robot Busts for Interaction and Conversation

 - Nov 26, 2018
References: furhatrobotics & engadget
Designed for face-to-face interaction, Furhat Robotics' automatons can take on a variety of virtual faces and personalities. Pitched as a new type of computer interface, Furhat Robotics' robotic busts are not meant as a replacement for people but an answer to the absence of robots. The focus of design drives the robotic busts as they offer a more human-like approach to social robots to offer an experience that is less based on a question-and-answer format and more interactive.

Part of the unique nature of the Furhat Robot offerings lies in its face projection system. The face of the bust is presented as an opaque mask, with a neck and three degrees of freedom. The opaque mask allows various faces to be shown on the bust, while the movement capabilities allow for a natural and smooth head movement.