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This article was published on March 8, 2011

    [Video] The world’s most uncanny humanoid robot

    [Video] The world’s most uncanny humanoid robot
    Courtney Boyd Myers
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    Courtney Boyd Myers

    Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

    Prepare yourself for the most uncanny humanoid robot I’ve ever seen.

    According to IEEE Spectrum, “It’s not a fake. This is the latest iteration of Geminoid series of ultra-realistic androids, from Kokoro and Hiroshi Ishiguro. Specifically, this is Geminoid DK, which was constructed to look exactly like Associate Professor Henrik Scharfe of Aalborg University in Denmark.”

    As my colleague Martin Bryant points out, “The uncanny valley’s being scaled. Slowly.”