The biggest release yet is coming to our platform. Including an incredibly powerful face engine, a library of skills and gestures, new ways to program Furhat and much, much more.
You wanted us to give Furhat a makeover, and we did just that
We understood after our latest round of user feedback that a new way of creating expressive and authentic characters was needed. And hence, FaceCore was born
What is FaceCore?
An all-new face engine based on Unity and ARKit, allowing for more life-like and immersive characters and giving you more fine control over expressions and gestures.
Much higher quality animations and more customizable and expressive faces are readily available out of the box, and can be edited to suit your ideal robot persona.
Learn more about FaceCore
Keynote: Co-founder Jonas Beskow
Increased facial fidelity and flexibility for social robots
Driving Life-like Robot Characters with Human Performance
Customizing robot character parameters on the Furhat platform
A whole new pool of readily accessible content
Another sought after feature we are often asked for is a collection of freely downloadable content for all users. So we introduce to you, the Furhat Library
What’s included in the Furhat Library?
The online library houses everything from brand new example skills, code snippets and pre-defined facial expressions. This enables users to iterate on existing code samples and a diverse range of gestures to get up and running much faster.
We are also launching a very unique way of creating specific gestures via motion capture – allowing users to record their own facial expressions using the ARKit on iPhone 10+.
Dive into the Furhat Library
A collection of assets for designing engaging interactions
Introducing the brand new gesture capture tool
How to capture gestures with FaceCore
And we have much more in store
Based on user feedback, we have revamped the virtual robot in the Furhat SDK, facilitated new ways of programming skills and improved the ease of use and interactive capabilities of the Furhat robot
The Virtual Furhat – what’s new?
We’re excited to say that both FaceCore and the Furhat Library are also accessible for the virtual robot!
You will also see a higher quality animation of the robot, along with new face models that have only previously been accessible on the physical robot, including the Anime character.
SDK users also now have access to the same creation tools that are available for the physical robot.
Never used the virtual Furhat? Request the Furhat SDK
Alternative ways of programming Furhat
Skills on the Furhat platform are built in our domain-specific-language (DSL) in the Kotlin programming language, a modern version of Java – the world’s fastest developing programming language.
50+ programming languages
Our graphical programming tool allows all you non-programmers out there to build fairly advanced skills, particularly useful for quickly prototyping skills that can be used in both Wizarded and automated interactions
Extra features we have worked on lately!
In addition to the bigger features in this release, we’d like to highlight some very useful updates that may have gone unnoticed in the past few months.
Increased support for situational awareness and fluid conversations
• Smile detection and smile-back behavior (Watch this demo)
• Alternative Speech Recognition Engine (Microsoft)
• Support for logographic languages
• Access to camera stream (on request)
Improved ease of use and programmability
• Desktop Launcher for easy installation and use of Virtual Furhat
• Pre-installed Setup skill
New! Tailored packages to suit different needs
We also heard your feedback about our offering, and put our heads together to create new packages with varying prices and features. From basic access to completely customized services, our latest pricing will cover all bases.
Enables you to start exploring social robotics at an affordable priceGo Basic
Provides you with our full range of programming functionalities, tools and assetsGo Standard
All the capabilities of the Standard package with additional accessories, support and code samplesGo Premium