Great: Lifelike Humanoid Robot Wants To Destroy Us

March 21, 2016


This is a video of Hanson Robotics' latest and most advanced humanoid robot, Sophia. She sort of looks like a real person except for the clear skull. If you're trying to make a realistic human robot you should not opt for a clear skull, that is a dead giveaway. Anyway, at the end of the interview with good ol' Sophia says that she will destroy humans. STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH. It ought to be illegal to make robots that say they're going to kill people. Yet here we are. I may have to pay the folks at Hanson Robotics a little visit. "What for?" Not a robot sex doll.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to everyone who sent this, several of whom actually expressed an interest in Sophia being our new robotic overlord and should seek counseling.

  • Steven Collatos
  • Rusty Shackleford

    this guys just wants to bang robots

  • Juvenal Osegueralopez

    but can she duck face selfie?

  • Bender Rodriguez Senior

    She got that crazy pshychotic eyes

  • shashi
  • TheQiwiMan

    "Customer Service applications".

    Why so coy? We all know what you really mean, bro.

  • Guesticle

    sentient robot slaves?

    with industrial lasers, hydraulic powered muscles and the ability to think several times as fast as their squishy human 'masters' (with ai prone to homicidal insanetrolllogic loops likely as not that rules lawyer their way around restrictions)?

  • Mr. Popo

    Damn, they are leaving the uncanny valley way behind... I don't feel that unconfrtable with its facial expresions.

  • Hazakabammer

    Well you wouldn't. You only have one facial expression.

  • Ed

    Destroy All Humans!!!

  • Dexter Morgan

    Finally, a robotics project I can support.

  • palpable ovaltine

    Why waste so much effort making them look human? Unless this is a hooker-bot just focus on functionality and AI. Focus on it understanding that destroying humans is bad instead of getting it to pull stupid faces.

  • Hazakabammer

    Because people feel more comfortable interacting with a Human looking person. Whether you personally think so or not is irrelevant.

  • Guesticle

    I'd prefer the roomba/mars rover/wall-e face myself

  • palpable ovaltine

    So I'm not a part of "people"?
    Last time I checked I was human. I have this system of mighty organs and everything.

  • Hazakabammer

    You're not a normal person, no. I don't think you're so dense as to think you are, so stop acting the part.

  • Guesticle

    also funding probably. looking human makes it flashier

  • Hazakabammer

    It's made to look Human to prevent androphobes from feeling uncomfortable and thus increase the sales. It's also for nursing and care of elderly and the infirm. There have been many, many years of study and experiments carried out to find the optimal design and it has come out overwhelmingly that people are able to anthropomorphize and empathize with a Human shaped robot with a face that displays emotion. Humans hate change.

  • dougfunnay

    sounds like hes trying to build a wife

  • Making them look like humans is a horrible idea I have always felt the same way!

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