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New Technology Lets You Project Your Facial Expressions onto an Anime Girl

(Video Link) You will no longer have to content yourself with merely dressing as Miku on casual Fridays. Researchers at Keio University developed a system that tracks a user’s facial expressions and projects them in real time onto the face of a computer-generated avatar: To detect and track faces, this system uses time-series signal processing. It tracks [...]

Japanese Invention Lets You Kiss a Real Live Girl, Sort of

(Video Link) Why wasn’t this around when I was a teenager?! You kids these days are so spoiled by your newfangled technology. Researchers at Keio University developed an interactive poster of a popular singer that responds (favorably!) when you try to kiss her. This video was posted on April 1. It could be an April Fools’ Day [...]