National Geographic
National Geographic 27 Aug 2020

How Facial Expressions Help Robots Communicate with Us


A wrinkled nose, raised eyebrows, a frowning mouth—all can say a lot without uttering a single word. Facial expressions are the closest thing humans have to a universal language, and it could change our relationship with androids and other human-like robots.

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