The Robotic Head of Albert Einstein Teaches Itself to Smile.

And Soon It Will Destroy You.

To begin teaching the robot, the researchers stuck Einstein in front of a mirror and instructed the robot to "body babble" by contorting its face into random positions. A video camera connected to facial recognition software gave the robot feedback: When it made a movement that resembled a "real" expression, it received a reward signal.

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9 Responses:

  1. sparklydevil says:

    damn, phyllis diller really needs to get her upper lip waxed.

  2. mordant says:


  3. stu_hacking says:

    I believe the middle image is the the expression of "misconstruing a handshake as an act of aggression."

  4. spendocrat says:

    I feel like this one should have the "grim meathook future", if indirectly.

  5. zingus says:

    The Robotic Head of Albert Einstein Looks Like an Old Lesbian

  6. amaranthyne says:

    Why is an old lady female robot with too many facelifts in Einstein drag?

  7. earle says:

    If it hadn't gone missing (which is still amusing), I would have loved seeing the robotic Philip K. Dick having a conversation with this.