Are we ready for intimacy with androids? - Wired

Hiroshi Ishi­guro builds androids. Beautiful, realistic, uncannily convincing human replicas. Academically, he is using them to understand the mechanics of person-to-person interaction. But his true quest is to untangle the ineffable nature of connection itself.

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Erica: Man Made

 

Erica is 23. She has a beautiful, neutral face and speaks in synthesised voice. She has 20 degrees of freedom but can't move her hands yet. Hiroshi Ishiguro is her father and the bad boy of Japanese robotics. Together they will redefine what it means to be human and reveal that the future is closer than we might think.