The firm behind the Robokind devices has been working on this technology for some time. Now the latest product, a suite of knee-high droids intended for educational and research uses, has sprung Athena-like from the brain of company founder David Hanson and research into the soft, malleable “frubber” synthetic skin. The robot is powered by sophisticated servos that let it walk, gesture, and make extremely complex movements of its face–including aping brow movements, eye and eyelid movements and complicated mouth moves that can produce a smile.

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