Human-like robot tricks people into thinking it has a mind of its own


Study co-author Agnieszka Wykowska pictured with the deceptively "self-aware" robot iCub. (opens in new tab) An uncannily human-like robot that had been programmed to socially interact with human companions tricked people into thinking that the mindless machine was self-aware, according to a new study.  The digital deceiver, which the researchers dubbed "iCub," is a child-size humanoid robot c...

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