Robot AI Eva Efficiently Respond, Copies Human Expressions: It Can Express Anger, Fear, and More AI & Surroundings

A new robot AI called Eva is claimed to have the capability to respond, and even copy human expressions. The machine’s developers claimed that this new robot can accurately do this. 

This New Creepy AI Robot Shows Realistic Human Expressions: Here's How EVA Works
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They added that Eva could express anger, fear, disgust, sadness, joy, and surprise. If this is true, then some people will be really creeped out if they see it in person. 

Researchers at the Creative Machines Lab at Columbia Engineering are the ones responsible for this new robotic artificial intelligence.

“People seemed to be humanizing their robotic colleagues by giving them eyes, an identity, or a name,” said  Hod Lipson, one of the leading researchers of the innovation. 

“The idea for EVA took shape a few years ago, when my students and I began to notice that the robots in our lab were staring back at us through plastic, googly eyes,” added Lipson. 

How Robot AI Eva Works? 

Right now, various machines are developed to make human activities easier and more efficient. These include the new AI Natural Language Voice-Command, which was developed by the United States Army, as well as the new Robot Police Dog of NYPD. 

This New Creepy AI Robot Shows Realistic Human Expressions: Here's How EVA Works
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However, Eva is very different from them since her main goal is to act like a human being.

According to The Daily Star‘s latest report, the involved researchers faced some difficulties to make Eva more accurate. 

They added that it is hard to fit the hardware, sensors, and motor inside a skull-shaped structure. Thanks to their efforts, they were able to fit them properly. 

Eva is considered unique from other animatronic robots used in different theme parks. Experts said that this new robot uses artificial intelligence to make realistic expressions. 

They added that it can do this by watching some videos of itself and random videos of people. Aside from this, researchers explained that Eva still has to do some trial and error before it can properly match how human expresses themselves.  

Eva’s Components

CTV News reported that the researchers used 3D-printed parts to build the latest robot AI Eva. They used silicone skins in a series of nylon cables. 

After that, they connected them to ten motors inside the robot’s face. Aside from these, they also used motors on the machine’s neck, which allows it to nod its head. Thanks to these parts, Eva can accurately express human-like emotions. 

For more news updates about Eva and other robotic AI models, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.  

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