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Giant robot cat mask... For science!

(CBS/CNET) - Researchers at Tokyo Metropolitan University's Ideea Lab have developed a giant furry cat head... for science!

The Neko Kaburu headpiece, aka the AnimatronInterface, consists of an inner mesh mask inside the head equipped with sensors that track the wearer's eyelids, mouth, and muscle movements.

According to CNET News, it's a proof-of-concept device to show how facial movements can control relatively sophisticated devices.

The researchers say the technology could be used to help paralyzed people to switch channels on a TV, for instance. Presumably they would have to wear the mesh mask.

For more on this story, go to CNET News

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