Avatar Facial Recognition Research Involves Lots of Head Bouncing and Suspicious Looks

So you can dress up your avatar in an array of silly costumes. You can customize your avatar's appearance. And now, gamers are getting better control of their avatar's facial expressions—thanks to researchers like this dude.


Using a PlayStation Eye and some fancy software, a Keio University group is working on software that will allow people's movements and facial expressions to correspond to their avatars'.

Many suspicious looks were ignored in the creation of this technology.

Sony Online Entertainment showed similar tech earlier this month. See Kotaku's Mike Fahey turn himself into a singing frog. A singing demonic frog.