A group of researchers from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have successfully developed a 3D-printed robot that boasts the ability to mimic human emotions. The humanoid form is created by 3D printing layers upon layers, giving the robot the ability to move in a way that's comparable to a marionette on strings.
The creation may be further enhanced with artificial intelligence technology to gives the bot the ability to respond to its immediate surroundings. For instance, the 3D-printed robot has the potential to offer subtle, detailed movements in response to words or music.
As far as how these emotional robots may be used in the future, KIST researchers see great potential for the structures to be used for graphics production in the film industry.