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Meet Nadine, a life-like robot with a personality of her own

Sharon Gaudin | Jan. 11, 2016
Researchers create robot that could act as a helper for the elderly or assistant in the office.

Ezra Gottheil, an analyst with Technology Business Research, noted that the robotics industry has been working steadily toward humanoid robotics assistants but said he's not interested in having his own version of Nadine.

He repeatedly called Nadine creepy.

"It's the appearance -- making it look semi-human -- that is creepy," said Gottheil. "It's one thing to be a program that responds to certain words or phrases. It's another thing to pretend to be human. We're not anywhere near not being able to tell if a robot is a machine or human. And if we're not near that, then pretending to be human is bound to be confusing."

 

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