Scientists create virtual face - just like Holly from Red Dwarf
Cambridge University boffins have turned a Hollyoaks actress into an interactive virtual talking head - like Holly from Red Dwarf. Researchers say the interactive computer face, based on soap actress Zoe Lister, can display six emotions including happiness, anger, and fear. The lifelike figure, which generates voice and facial expressions from typed text, can combine basic emotions to create hundred of others. Researchers spent several days recording the speech and facial expressions of the actress - best known as Zoe Carpenter in the Channel 4 series Hollyoaks.