Make It Stop: Woman Talks To Her Robot Doppelganger

January 5, 2016

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This is a video of professor Nadia Thalmann talking to her look-alike robot. She looks pretty life-like, but her speech and movement leave something to be desired, provided you desire a robot that can pass as human. The robot will serve as a receptionist at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, and presumably stare off into space like she is in the screencap whenever you try talking to her. Hey -- I'm over here. Now for the last time, where's the restroom before I pee on the floor.

Keep going for a short video.

Thanks to Jeffrey S, who has absolutely zero interest in meeting his robot doppelganger.

  • MustacheHam

    I imagine that she has other uses for such a robot and that it can be reprogrammed.
    Why take leave (and not get paid) when your robot can work for you.

  • It wouldn't be as creepy if they didn't try and make it appear human.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I'm both scared and aroused. Scaroused? Alright! I'm joining the robots!

  • Bling Nye

    Fear boner's a thing, sure.

  • Tyguy

    I think "doppelganger" is being a bit generous.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Ask it a simple question, like "Do you know Geneva?".

    45 minutes later get an answer. "It is the second largest city in Switzerland."

    Sorry, not worth the Uncanny Valley nightmare.

  • Bling Nye

    Which one's which?

  • Edward

    Yes, but can it make a sandwich?

  • Great, the Institute has already started work on their Gen 1 synths.

  • Geekologie

    i thought the same thing

  • X_Retch

    That's all you need in a woman.

  • Bling Nye

    "What is, 'your dick'?"

    I'll take Sexual Innuendos for $400, Alex.

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