It’s Robot Friday #2 and I have to say, this one freaks me out a little bit. According to scientists at the University of Hertfordshire they’ve created a robot named Nao that behaves like a one year old human and is able to form relationships with human beings.
After reading that cyborg article I posted about yesterday I have kind of mixed feelings about this – it’s both disturbing and exciting. Have we really come this far with technology? I can’t deny that it’s amazing. It really makes me wonder about the future though – will we be interacting with non-human beings in the same way we do our friends and family someday? Does this appeal to you?
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