Creepy Fembot

nym | 07:18 AM
This Fembot is really creepy, probably because it appears, at least on a surface level, to be a real person. If I saw this android on a bus, I probably would scowl, but otherwise be non the wiser.
"She has flexible silicone for skin rather than hard plastic, and a number of sensors and motors to allow her to turn and react in a human-like manner.

She can flutter her eyelids and move her hands like a human. She even appears to breathe."

Why is it that robots that are designed to look like humans are so disturbing?

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Looking at a still image of her doesn't creep me out (she looks pleasant enough to me), but seeing a video of her movements just might make my reactions to her descend into an Uncanny Valley.

Posted by: Raj at August 22, 2005 12:11 PM
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