EveR2-Muse Robot's Many Faces

EveR2-Muse, the second South Korean humanoid robot, has its (her?) eyes on a career in music. At the Robot World 2006 conference in Seoul, she sang the Korean ballad "I Will Close My Eyes For You" during the opening ceremony.

EveR2-Muse is about five feet tall and weighs about 135 pounds. Her silicon-covered face has remarkable flexibility; 29 motors and dozens of joints provide 13 degrees of freedom for self-expression.

AVING has recently released some pictures showing the many emotions of EveR2-Muse:


(The many faces of the EveR2-Muse robot)

EveR2-Muse has important upgrades; boredom is now an available emotion, along with the usual joy, anger, sorrow and happiness.

SF readers (and film-goers) are familiar with the replicants from the film Bladerunner. This name was used only in the film; Philip K. Dick called them andys in the novel from which the film was taken (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?).

Robots can now express emotions convincingly; but can they read yours? Take a look at Robots and Emotions. Read more about EveR2-Muse and EveR2-Muse upgrades.

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