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The new humanoid robots named "Otonaroid" and "Kodomoroid" are pictured during a press preview at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology in Tokyo on June 24, 2014.
The new humanoid robots named "Otonaroid" and "Kodomoroid" are pictured during a press preview at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology in Tokyo on June 24, 2014.Yoshikazu Tsuno—AFP/Getty Images
The new humanoid robots named "Otonaroid" and "Kodomoroid" are pictured during a press preview at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology in Tokyo on June 24, 2014.
The new humanoid robots named "Otonaroid" and "Kodomoroid" are pictured during a press preview at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology in Tokyo on June 24, 2014.
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A model pokes the face of "Geminoid-F", a humanoid robot shaped to resemble the model at a press conference in Osaka, Japan on April 3, 2010.
Telenoid is a teleoperated android robot with a minimal design, created as an attempt to embody the minimum physical requirements for humanlike communication during a press preview at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan in Tokyo on June 24, 2014.
A humanoid robot, HRP-4C, developed by Japan's Advanced Industrial Science and Technology shows off her skills during the Digital Contents Expo in Tokyo on October 22, 2009.
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Andoroid Repliee Q2 (L) faces graduate student Motoko Noma (R) at an exhibition during Core Technology Symposium in Tokyo on October 31, 2006.
The new humanoid robots named "Otonaroid" and "Kodomoroid" are pictured during a press preview at the National Museum of
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These Human Robots Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Jun 24, 2014

Meet Otonaroid and Kodomoroid, two eerily lifelike robots who can read fluently, recite tongue twisters, blink, move and twitch their eyebrows (natch).

Japanese android expert Hiroshi Ishiguro unveiled the female cyborgs on Tuesday at the National Museum of Merging Science and Innovation. The two will be on display at the Museum for visitors to interact with.

Ishiguro's robotics are the latest confirmation of the uncanny valley hypothesis, which posits that humans find discomfort when robotic and animated humans approach a natural human appearance.

With Softbank's commercialization of robots, Ishiguro—who's previously designed his own doppelgänger robots—hopes that robots will soon become a part of everyday life in Japan.

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