I've been following Hanson Robots for several years now and their work has always been very impressive, it's amazing they've managed to stay so under
the radar. Here's a video from 2011 showing a conversation with a different bot made by Hanson Robots.
Now if we compare that to the robot in the videos shared by the OP, I don't really see any huge improvements to be honest. I did however notice that
this new model seems to be much more tweaky than the bot from 2011. It's eye seemed to be twitching at times and it moved in a very jittery fashion.
It also made very awkward facial expressions compared to the earlier model, some of the expressions were plain freaky. And that stuff it said about
working with humanity and not being a legal person, if that wasn't pre-programmed then maybe it has advanced much more than I thought, but clearly
it's becoming more and more unstable as it gets more and more complicated.
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Observer1, I agree 100% with your post that let a robot be a robot and a human a human. Let's say I fell in love with a person who turned out to be a
robot because she looked and acted too human. That would scare me. Plus a robot could live forever.
I am a real human no it's me.
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While I wouldn't say fall in love I'm sure people will become very attached to robots as they become more involved in our everyday lives.
It reminds me of when I recently viewed the new Boston Dynamics robot demo. When the man in the video pushes the robot and it falls over (almost
wrote he) I felt bad for it. Thought it was weird, so I showed my family and two of the three of them said they had felt the same way.
We are emotional beings and we project our emotions unto other things; we do it to other people and animals why not robots.
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