What Makes Us Human
When you think of Disney, you might think of princesses. Their research division, however, explores much more than pretty costumes and involved hair-dos.
In this case, you will see what amounts to a progress report on life-like robotics.
Take a moment to make three notes. First, did you find something about this video cool, and if so, what? Second, did you find anything about the video creepy, and if so, why? Third, what is something that you notice that you think most viewers wouldn’t notice?
There are all sorts of technologies that mimic what we think of as specifically human characteristics (the blinking of this robot) and talents (ChatGPT and generating writing). Can you imagine something that humans do that could never be done by technology?
Realistic and Interactive Robot Gaze by DisneyResearchHub on YouTube (1:00)
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