20th Century Fox recently showed two of the world’s most advanced robots the trailer for the new sci-fi thriller Morgan. The robots watching the trailer are EDI (Electronic Deceptive Intelligence) and FACE (Facial Automation for Conveying Emotions). EDI was developed by MagicLab, a tech company founded by illusionist Marco Tempest. It’s reaction is animated and funny at times. FACE has a more human-like appearance and is capable of mimicking facial expressions. The FACE robot was developed by the University of Pisa. The artificial skull is covered by a layer made of Frubber (flesh rubber), a nanotech skin that mimics real human musculature. Designed by Hanson Robotics , Frubber is flexible enough to allow subtle human-like movements. It’s reaction was more subtle and eerie. These are two very different machines that were equally creeped out by the Morgan trailer. You have to watch the reactions for yourself.
Check out Robots Reacting to the Morgan trailer!
For more information on EDI and FACE check out this behind the scenes featurette from 20th Century Fox
Written by Seth W. Owen and directed by Luke Scott, Morgan gives you a glimpse at the potential future of biological engineering and evolution. The film stars Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Toby Jones, and Paul Giamatti. Produced by Ridley Scott alongside Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam. Throw in an amazing soundtrack from Max Richter and this film is set to be one of the top films of 2016. We absolutely cannot wait!
A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger. – FoxMovies.com
What is Morgan? In an interview with Entertainment Weekly director Luke Scott had this to say about the title character.
“…her capacity for intelligence is far greater than the average human being. … But without giving too much away, we can develop a creature which has all of these physical attributes, but what about the emotion and what it means to be a human? That is something that cannot be implanted, it has to be learned.” – EW.com
Can’t wait for September 2? Check out the Official Trailer for Morgan from 20th Century Fox!
In Theaters Friday September 2
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