Unilever Ice Cream Machine Detects Emotion and Shares Happy


[Yesterday] at Cannes [Lions ad fest], Unilever revealed an ice cream vending machine for the digital age.  Branded “Share Happy,” it is able to sense when people are near. Using facial recognition…


“[…] it can determine age, gender, and emotion. The machine uses an interactive "smile-o-meter” to rate smiles; those with a big enough smile are rewarded with free ice cream.

What is also worth noting is the ability for users to share pictures on Facebook via built-in 3G.“ (Related: Diesel’s social kiosk encourages sharing of images on Facebook.)