Eva n’a pas de bras (pas de chocolat. Facile, je sais), pas de jambes et ne fait du coup pas encore complètement illusion. Les robots séductrices ce n’est donc pas pour tout de suite. Mais ceux qui donnent des cauchemars aux gosses, c’est maintenant :
Eva the android and the creepy robot pirates:
Not a Vegas lounge act, but a project by David Hanson, a doctoral student at the University of Texas’s Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering. David has gone very far into facial-expression recognition… too far, in fact — we’re pretty sure we’ll have nightmares after having seen these two videos. Now, we see a lot of ridiculous-looking robots, and a fair number of downright creepy droids, cross the news desk here at Engadget, but we have never seen a robot with a goatee and an eye patch (okay, Disneyworld, but that doesn’t count). Nor have we seen anything quite as disturbing as the facial-expressions exhibited by Eva, a poor victim of advances in elastomer material sciences, whose lot in life is as a neck sprouting awkwardly from a table. Peep the videos, friends, but your retinas will never be quite the same.
Video: Robot pirate [.mov / .wmv]
Video: Eva the unfortunate [.mov]