KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

By adjusting its posture and wiggling its eyes and lips, this plucky android conveys several emotions. From the looks of it, they run the gamut from joy to absolute disgust. More pics after the jump.

I find it curious that KOBIAN is being developed for use in care facilities such as nursing homes. I'm not sure how much of this dramatic little robot the elderly (or anyone else) can handle. [Nikkei Net via Pink Tentacle]

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?

KOBIAN Emotional Humanoid Robot: Mime of the Future?