Many robot researchers spend a ton of time and money trying to faithfully recreate human facial expressions and emotions using servos and rubber or latex simulated skin. No matter how hard they try, then still run headlong into the 'Uncanny Valley' problem. But, why bother when your own face comes equipped with all the necessary nerves, muscles, and real live skin to do the trick?
Check out the video below to see what Daito Manabe has been able to accomplish using his own face, some electrodes, sensors, computers, and a whole lot of courage. One word of warning, don't try this one at home!