Animatronic Android Head for Prometheus
Disney's Imagineers may have invented the animatronic robot half a century ago, but their approaches to cinematic puppetry are now more based on CG animation and light projection than rigged mechanics. So we're fortunate that creature FX artist Gustav Hoegen carries on the animatronics tradition, designing and building amazingly life-like puppets for films such as The World's End, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Prometheus. This video from 2012 shows the test of a detached Android head--Michael Fassbender's David--and its full range of expressions and movements. It's both mesmerizing and creepy. Hoegen's showreel has more examples of his work, and here's an interview with Blender Cookie in which Hoegen details his process.