This Waseda-Docomo Face Robot is made by Takanishi who will be featured at Wired Nextfest for this Biped Robot . Video after the jump. “During human communication, a human distinguishes the partnerfs individuals by the facial features such as the silhouette, the position and shape of each part, and gauges the mental state based on the facial expressions. Many researchers have developed the robots that can express their emotions using the facial expressions. However, a robot that can change individual facial aspects has not yet been researched. Therefore, we developed a face robot that expresses various faces by changing a shape of the mask and projecting a face image on the face mask.
New research shows a possible explanation for the link between mental health and creativity. By studying receptors in the brain, researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have managed to show that the dopamine system in healthy, highly creative people is similar in some respects to that seen in people with schizophrenia.