The Future Feels Just Like the Real Thing, Whether You Like it Or Not

Wehaven’t arrived in the Golden Age of Robotics just yet. They still scare us too much. It’s the rising sense of panic in our chests when we’re confronted by the fascinating and horrifying creations of roboticists like Dave Hanson, a former Disney Imagineer whose “Sophia” played Rock, Paper, Scissors on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Or the double, triple, quadruple takes we’ll give the $200,000 Geminoid-DK android, modeled after Danish professor Henrik Scharfe and produced by Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories, creators of the extra-creepy communications robot Telenoid.

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