Creepy probably best describes this weird looking robot, but as Popsci discovered this funky looking contraption is more than a workshop project. Built at Japan’s Kagawa University, the almost flesh light looking contraption was built to help those who are hearing impaired learn how to pronounce words.
It uses an air pump, artificial vocal chords, a resonance tube, a nasal cavity, and a microphone to capture and reproduce human voice. The scientist then used the machine to make a visual map voice map from both types of participants, which can then be used by the hearing impaired who can watch the visual difference in lip movement.
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