What is it like to see a robot that speaks, moves, and even reacts like a human might? How do we react? The Verge reports on Anthropomorphism in Robots at the 2014 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show).
Anthropomorphism, or personification, occurs when inanimate objects, animals, or things in nature are given human qualities.
The video features Engineered Arts’ RoboThespian, a big-eyed automaton with a purposeful sci-fi robot look, and Paro, a huggable baby seal stuffed animal robot by Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).
What emotions are stirred by these technologies?