[CEATEC 2009] This Vocaloid Robot was presented at the Sekai Camera booth. I saw it yesterday, but I wanted to get a closer look before I share it with you all. Its creators have worked on making the skin, facial expressions and the lip to synchronize in tandem with whatever it verbalizes. Right now, the head is the only body part that moves and she still looks very “plastic” (Terminator model T100), but it’s always a cool thing to watch. They should work with Honda to put her head on Asimo – now that would be weird. All the lipsync smartness is done on a remote server and sent back to the robot for execution. Apparently, the nearby piano was driven by the same application. This is part of Yamaha’s “Play iT” tech demo.
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