Embody Digital’s AI platform now works with any Android device and a Google Sheets spreadsheet. Enter the questions and answers for your expert to answer on the spreadsheet and the avatar will talk, gesture and speak your answers automatically. Create any avatar that you want using only a selfie or a picture or someone else.
You can add expressions, emotions and mood to your AI-driven character by tagging the answers. For example you can add:
[happy] I'm glad to help you! [sad] I'm very sorry to hear that. That's a great idea [sarcastic] not!
Dr. Peter Scott Morgan, like Stephen Hawking, has ‘terminal’ motor neuron disease (MND) and will soon be unable to speak or respond physically to others. But he had his voice cloned into a synthetic text-to-speech voice, and his face scanned to produce a 3D digital likeness of himself. And now, using the same assistive technology system that Stephen Hawking used, will be able to engage in conversation through text and power his avatar with emotion and expression through Embody Digital’s automated performance system that animates the head, face and lips from simple text and emotion tags
Peter describes this as part of becoming ‘Peter 2.0’, and is an ongoing project with numerous collaborators, including Cereproc, Intel and others.
April 15th, 2019
Hanson Robotics collaborated with Embody Digital to integrate the Hanson AI conversational platform and custom-designed animations with Embody’s patented automated performance system, to enable Hanson robots to automatically instantiate naturalistic arm gestures based on the content and emotional tone of their utterances. The integration advances Hanson robots’ communication skills, bringing them a step closer to the way humans communicate with each other nonverbally.
Read our blog about how to make robots and avatars more human-like .
See the press release here
Express your avatar in an environment that is unique to you. Interact with your avatar by looking around or playing back recorded utterances. Talk to your avatar. Record videos and share on social media!
Avatarize youself with a photo, or make an avatar of someone else!
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Embody Digital’s Autorigger and Reshaper will automatically rig your photorealistic 3D scans.
Use your own rig or skeletal hierarchy.
Animate your character using your own motions or in your game engine.
Deploy the rigged characters on social media, V/R, A/R, games, virtual try-on and digital fitness.
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Watch a video of the Autorigger and Reshaper in action here.
Embody Digital has won the 2018 Best Technology Award at the 2018 Visual 1st Conference in San Francisco, October 23rd, 2018.
A quote from Judge Andy Kelm:
“We found that Embody Digital stood out among a very competitive group of technology-oriented entrants. Not only is the Embody technology novel and innovative, but we also found it to be extremely timely given the significant interest and investment going into AR and VR. We see a wide range of commercial options from skins & emotes in gaming platforms to B2B opportunities like Amazon Sumerian, and we look forward to seeing what the Embody Digital team does next.”
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Ari Shapiro, Ph.D., CEO
25 years in software and expert in digital humans. Former visual effects and video game industry, including Industrial Light & Magic and Rhythm & Hues Studios, LucasArts. Dot-com veteran. PhD UCLA 2007.
Anton Leuski, Ph.D., Head of AI
Expert in conversational artificial intelligence and machine learning. PhD UMass 2001
Stacy Marsella, Ph.D., Behavior Scientist
World expert in computational behavior modeling, body language, and affective computing.
Avi Sharabi, Advisor
Proven tech executive with deep experience in technology and digital initiatives. Former Senior Partner of Deloitte, partner at KPMG, Australia.
Evan Hirsch, Advisor
Previously creative director at Microsoft Labs and Surface teams, previous head of visual development for EA Worldwide Studios.
Randy Adams, Advisor
Former CEO and CTO of eight venture-backed technology companies. C-Level positions at Adobe, Yahoo, and Home Shopping Network.