Take A Horrifying Journey To Meet Japan’s Most Human-Looking Robots
“Venture deep into the uncanny valley with a photographer who only shoots disturbingly anthropomorphic machines.
Hiroshi Ishiguro, one of Japan’s top roboticists atOsaka University, built a replica of himself he calls the Geminoid. When Whitton went to interview him, he told her about how infusing Sonzai-Kan, a Japanese term for a person’s spirit or presence, into robotics has become the focal point of his research. But Ishiguro himself is now brushing up against the discomfort of relating too to his “other”—he famously had plastic surgery to combat his naturally aging face against Geminoid’s static one.”