Impressive Animatronic Head

This is a test footage and images of the animatronic head built for Edgar Wrights ?The World’s End?. This is a fairly simple head with only eye and jaw movement but has just enough functionality to make it very realistic. The head has 12 servos, 10 for the eye and brows and 2 for the jaw/jaw slew. Eye mixing and jitter was programmed in an iPuP-EXT unit, with dual 3 axis control sticks for puppeteering. The head was self-contained utilizing a magnetic latching battery compartment in the base of the neck, and a magnetic on/off switch buried below the skin for ease of power saving without battery removal.

Video by winchymatt