Hanson Robotics recently demonstrated their Einstein Robot at Nextfest 2006. Just to recap, “Albert Hubo is the first ever walking robot with humanlike expressions.” Video after the jump.

Our Frubber material makes this possible, because it requires MUCH less force to move into facial expressions than do previous materials–less than 1/20th the force and energy than the softest animatronics materials, according to published tests. This means that the Albert head can run for hours on AA batteries, so it can be mobile and mount on a walking robot body

[Hanson]

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