A Lab’s Disturbing Effort to Recreate Us

At least their name isn’t Skynet. Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories, named after the founder, is dedicated to designing life-like robots that mimic human behavior. The Geminoid project, in particular, is aimed at constructing “life-model-decoys” (my own dorky comic book reverence) whose appearance closely resemble actual human beings. This resemblance is achieved by a 3D scanner. One end of this research project …