7 really creepy robots


Creepiness is a hard feeling to objectively evaluate, but we dare you to not get creeped out by these realistic robots listed by Cracked.com. It’s the uncanny valley of robots that are almost, but not completely lifelike, and which repulse most humans. It begs the question: how could you resolve the uncanny valley problem? Would you build a robot to look exactly like you, as [Hiroshi Ishiguro] did, or would you build one to look like a famous figure, like the Albert Hubo?

[via BotJunkie]

Comments

  1. Earl Jr. says:

    I’d just avoid the uncanny valley problem completely with robots like keepon http://youtube.com/watch?v=nPdP1jBfxzo
    It’s recognizable enough to emphasize with and avoids uncanny valley (of course, you won’t be able to make robot clones of yourself).

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