Check out Disney’s new animatronic robot that simulates a lifelike gaze when interacting with meatbags such as us, lowly humans.
Super creepy yet impressive, isn’t it?
From The Disney Research Hub:
This video describes the development of a system for lifelike gaze in human-robot interactions using a humanoid animatronic bust. We present a general architecture that seeks not only to create gaze interactions from a technological standpoint, but also through the lens of character animation where the fidelity and believability of motion is paramount; that is we seek to create an interaction which demonstrates the illusion of life.