Exploratorium, San Francisco
Funding: $1.75M NSF award
Named for the Exploratorium's founder, Frank Oppenheimer, this exhibit mimics human facial expressions. It was created in collaboration with roboticist David Hanson, incorporating Paul Ekman's (exhibit team advisor) Facial Action Coding System (FACS), machine vision, and lots of servo motors. It accurately simulates the movements of all our human facial muscles.