Us humans are fine with robots that look like us, up to a point. The repulsiveness we feel when their appearance gets a little close for comfort, something known as the uncanny valley, continues to confound scientists looking for the reasons why and how we might move past it. Dr Nikolaos Mavridis has made a career out of building intelligent robots and studying how they interact with humans. In 2009, he introduced to the world Ibn Sina, the world’s first Arabic-speaking humanoid robot. New Atlas sat down with the scientist to pick his brains on this phenomenon, and whether we actually even need human-like robots at all. ..
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