Japanese Android Gets Facelift, Looks Uncannily Human

This creepy-looking Android woman is the creation of Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro, and it looks uncannily similar to the woman it was modeled after. Just look how realistic the robot looks: this is certainly the closest we’ve come to creating a machine that resembles us completely. Though there are many more advances to be made, this development gives you an idea of what might come in the future. And it’s creepy as hell.

As you can see in the video, the facial expressions really are uncanny. There’s a frown in there, some facial ticks, and a moment when the mouth hangs agape in a “I’ll swallow your soul!” kind of way.

As explained in a press conference in Osaka, those facial movements were created using a “woman behind the curtain” and facial recognition software. Very Surrogates, if you ask me. Also, creepy. Really can’t stress the creepy enough.


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