Ghost in the machine: Robot simulates a ghostly presence

November 6, 2014 5:07 PM

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Ghost in the machine: Robot simulates a ghostly presence

Researchers have designed a robot that makes humans feel the illusory presence of a non-existent "ghost".

Feeling of a presence is a curious phenomenon reported by people with neurological and psychiatric disorders where the presence of something strange nearby, like a ghost or angel, is not seen, but somehow felt. FoP has also been reported by explorers and mountaineers -- and now a robot has helped re...

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