Facial expressions and emotions are one of the toughest thing to achieve for CG and Android Robots.
Have a look at the latest development in Androids trying to mimic human expression. Scientists have created a robotic face that can accurately mimic six human facial expressions. I feel it is still far away compared to CG. But it is a good attempt to cross uncanny valley. I know how hard it is to mimic humans emotions and apply that into quantifiable limits in robots and 3D.
Real time digital human facial expression
Making of digital Ira
In a race to create realistic looking humans that cross the uncanny valley is promising. When you see the following links both in android robots and digital humans technology, you will really amaze.
My suggestions would be complementing each others inventions will bring the technology more dearer to all and faster developments. At some point CG technologist and Android scientist could meet and find solutions. I believe it is both art and technology and each industry has it's strengths
Realistic human faces in CG
Realistic male and female android robots
Ultra-realistic dental training android robot
A Star Is Reborn: How Hollywood Magicians Will Raise The Dead- Forbes Magazine Report.
The year is 2017, and the latest Indiana Jones film opens on 4,000 screens across the U.S. It stars Harrison Ford as Indy, of course. But in this installment a 35-year-old Ford returns, fighting evil treasure hunters in the deserts of Morocco. At his side? Humphrey Bogart, reprising his role as Rick from Casablanca.
The technology to rewind the clock on movie stars’ careers and bring long-dead actors back from the grave has been talked about for 20 years (FORBES first wrote about it in December 1990). But a slew of new films, including James Cameron’s 3-D sci-fi opus, Avatar, have advanced digital filmmaking enough to supplant live action movies–and make a fortune in the process. Avatar has earned $2.4 billion at the worldwide box office for News Corp.’s 20th Century Fox since hitting screens in December.