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Watch a Robot Try To Replicate Human Emotions

We wouldn’t know there was such a thing as human emotions if this were our only source

A robot by BilTek trying to replicate human emotions

The reactions have been pretty much what we might expect:

The clip, posted by EHA News, shows the head of the robot, which has been designed to look so life-like that its eyes, mouth and facial expressions are detailed enough to be able to mimic human expressions.

One Twitter user commented that the robot was showing ‘The UK emotions of being absolutely off ya bonk’.

Simon Catling, “Scientists Create Robot Trying To Replicate Human Emotions And Everyone’s Saying The Same Thing” at UNILAD (January 14, 2022)

Catling notes that a video of another, much creepier, robot by Engineered Arts surfaced last month:

The robot in question – called the Ameca – comes from Engineered Arts, a robotics company that designs life-like robots capable of displaying human emotion.

It’s incredibly advanced stuff, but if the idea is giving you the creeps, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

The video has received a fairly mixed response on social media, and while some are impressed by the technology, most people are somewhere between sceptical and downright terrified.

Hannah Smith, “Video Of Inquisitive And Human-Like Robot Has People Worried About Android Uprising” at UNILAD (December 3, 2021)

“Lieutenant Commander Data” would probably really be frosted:


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Watch a Robot Try To Replicate Human Emotions