The Disney Research Hub has developed a new animatronic robot that resembles a real-life gaze when socializing with people. It’s terrifying as hell and it will look into your soul and that is just creepy to look at.
Disney Research explained the project:
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.
Check out the terrifying robot in action below: