Disney robot with expressive eyes

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Disney Research, research division of The Walt Disney Company, declared development of the [ad name=”Google Adsense-3 11″] Papillon technology, allowing to allocate Disney robot or interactive toys with an expressive eyes. Researchers suggested to use the screens made of transparent fiber-optical cables as “eyes” of characters. Cables are created with application 3D press. The cut of each cable forms one pixel of the screen. At the opposite end of a bunch of cables takes place the projector. It transfers to the Dinsney robot eye the screen the animated image. It can be the moving pupils, pulsing hearts or question marks, inscriptions and so on. According to researchers, decision advantages are low cost, opportunity to create convex eyes, lack of the distortions peculiar to convex OLED screens, and good scalability. Disney Research showed development at the SIGGRAPH exhibition which took place in California on July 21-25. When the Disney robot with expressive eyes will start being used in serial products, isn’t reported. The robotics is one of the main directions of the researches Disney Research. Into number of projects of the company enter the robot- the partner in a ball game and the robot equilibrist.

source:gigaom.com

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