SociBot-Mini can change its face to add telepresence to voice calls.

Developed by Will Jackson and his team at Engineered Arts Limited in Penryn, United Kingdom, the SociBot Mini is a desk-top robot that uses projective head technology to change its face during conversations.

The 60-cm high robot uses a depth-sensing camera to capture and recognize a person’s gestures and facial expressions. With computer vision software, it can recognize a person and his or her moods, and even guess their age. It is also equipped with a chatbot software that allows it to hold simple conversations.

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