The Disney Research Hub has created a new animatronic robot that simulates a lifelike gaze when interacting with people. It’s creepy as hell and it will stare right into your soul. This would make me so damn uncomfortable!
The Disney Research Hub explains:
This video describes the development of a system for lifelike gaze in human-robot interactions using a humanoid animatronic bust. We present a general architecture that seeks not only to create gaze interactions from a technological standpoint, but also through the lens of character animation where the fidelity and believability of motion is paramount; that is we seek to create an interaction which demonstrates the illusion of life.
Watch the nightmare fuel in action below.