Disembodied head of robot apocalypse wants to sing you a lullaby

The lengths researchers will go to find ways to get robots to emulate humans knows no bounds, as exampled by this most recent, and quite haunting creation of a singing humanoid robot head.

Born in Taiwan from the lab of Chyi-Yeu Lin of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taipei, the head first takes a photo of written music (it can read notes and words) and then uses an algorithm to send the information to a synthesized voice that operates in concert with the robot's lips. Although the overall effect is quite unnerving, the feat is nevertheless impressive and yet another example of how robots will be viable tutors of a number of disciplines in coming years. You can see video of the singing robot head in action below.

Via NewScientist

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