Meka Robotics Talks Up its Anime-Style Expressive Head
Meka Robotics is based in San Francisco, which is lucky for us, since that made it pretty much impossible for them to not show up at IROS. They're probably best known for their underactuated, compliant hand (and the arm that goes with it) and more recently for their humanoid head. The S2 head is notable because it manages to maintain a high degree of expressiveness (those eyes are amazing) while entirely avoiding the Uncanny Valley effect, thanks to its vaguely cartoonish look. We asked Meka's co-founder, Aaron Edsinger to take us through it:
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