TJ* (seen here with an optional paper "skin") is a robotic human head that is controlled in real time or in response to code, provided by the user
A CAD rendering of TJ*
The basic model of TJ*, without a skin
At one time or another, probably just about every little boy has dreamed of having his own version of C-3PO or Robby the Robot. Well, while affordable close-to-human-sized toy robots are still not a reality, TJ* at least offers up the most expressive part of one – the head. About three-fifths the size of an actual adult human head, TJ* incorporates three user-controlled micro servos, that move its eyeballs up and down, left and right, and that open and close its mouth. Some interesting extra features are also in the works.
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