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Hi, Robot: Adults, Children And The Uncanny Valley

NPR Technology

Henry Wellman is the Harold W. Stevenson Collegiate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Kimberly Brink is a doctoral candidate in developmental psychology at the University of Michigan.


10 Strangest Coolest ROBOTS Which Really EXIST!

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A fire-breathing Dragon, which looks similar to a creature from Harry Potter's movie. The Alpha1S robots are 16 inches high, weighs just 1.63kgs, looks pretty much exactly what science fiction told us. It is developed at the National Institute of Technology, Nara College in Chiba, Japan. They are leading manufacturers of the various type of industrial robots. Spyce Robot delivers salads and grain bowls in three minutes or less.


Creepy humanoid robot sends Twitter users into a panic (but all is not as it seems)

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A startling video of a humanlike robot has been making the rounds on the internet showing the droid casually walking up a driveway. If you didn't know any better, you might think the video is real, as the hi-tech robot walks with what resembles a human's gait and, just as it passes the cameraman, gives viewers a closer look at its white-masked face and a pair of black eyes. The clip has racked up five million views and caused many scared Twitter users to warn of the end of days. A startling video of a humanlike robot has been making the rounds on the internet showing the droid casually walking up a driveway. In actuality, the creepy humanoid isn't real after all, since it was created using computer-generated graphics.


Furhat mannequin robots feel like 'they are alive'

Daily Mail - Science & tech

They are intended to make people feel more comfortable interacting with robots, but disembodied Furhat heads may have the opposite effect on some.


5 times Boston Dynamics robots scared the hell out of us

Mashable

We, as a culture, can't seem to decide whether we love or hate robots. On the one hand, they can be cute and friendly (The Iron Giant, Wall-E, Baymax from Big Hero 6) but on the other, they're depicted as completely terrifying and powerful and out to end the humans (The Terminator, the Decepticons from Transformers, Ultron from The Avengers). But the good news for anybody terrified of the robots we see in pop culture is that all of the robots in those movies are works of fiction. We're a long way off those mechanical beings become a reality. Enter robotics lab Boston Dynamics.