A robotic Abraham Lincoln has successfully given us the heebie-jeebies, with the animatronic Honest Abe possessing uncannily realistic facial expressions that serve as both nightmare fuel and a glimpse into what our future AI overlords will probably look like.
The robotic Lincoln was developed by Walt Disney World’s Animatronics, with it utilizing “theme park quality construction” in order to create a lifelike representation of the 16th president of the United States. The end result is an animatronic Abe who is capable of displaying a variety of expressions, while its silicon skin wrinkling up in 40 unique motions.
The Lincoln robot will be a part of the “Living Faces of History” exhibition, spearheaded by company founder Garner Holt. In a blog post, Holt wrote:
“The animatronic Lincoln bust we showcased at our open house represents the current state of the art in mechanical animation. It’s also the first in a new line of super-expressive animatronic products
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