Life-like Japanese robots can almost outdo people

June 25, 2014 3:21 AM

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Life-like Japanese robots can almost outdo people

The new robot guides at a Tokyo museum look so eerily human and speak so smoothly they almost outdo people — almost.

Japanese robotics expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, an Osaka University professor, says they will be useful for research on how people interact with robots and on what differentiates the person from the machine.

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