Japan’s Erica android isn’t as creepy as other talking robots

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Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, who has delivered creepily real androids in past years, is back with a new hyper-realistic robot called Erica.

But the focus of Ishiguro’s latest work isn’t on just amazing your eyes, but also your ears, by giving the android improved speech and communication body language, further erasing the “uncanny valley” effect of speaking to a robot.

via Japan’s Erica android isn’t as creepy as other talking robots.

via Japan’s Erica android isn’t as creepy as other talking robots.

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