Floating singing lips are creepy but seeing a robotic head with dark soul sucking eyes (that double as cameras) try to sing might be just as bad. Especially when she’s horribly shrieky and a little too realistic.
Developed by Chyi-Yeu Lin, the robot head can look at a sheet of music with her eye-cameras and then extract the “pitch, rhythm, and lyrics from that image”. She translates that info, sends it to a voice synthesiser and belts out the song. Watch her sing her head off here:
The people who developed this head are hoping she can become a receptionist at restaurants. Uhh… [New Scientist]