Unsettling robots

There is an interesting article on the H+ Magazine web site on Jan 15th about life like robots. The thrust of the argument is that humans are attracted to life like things. Like Teddy bears and cars with headlights like eyes and whatnot. But when the objects become too true to life we are revolted because it causes some kind of dissonance. We think it is life like but it seems wrong. Like people with disfigured faces. They link to this very unsettling youtube vid of a four legged robot built for the U.S. army to carry stuff.

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