THIS HUMANOID ROBOT RECEPTIONIST IS THE STUFF NIGHTMARES ARE MADE OF!

Nadine, the chatty robot that can remember past conversationsnadine-humanoid-robot

I’m all for advancements in technology but this robot freaks me out. Meet Nadine, a humanoid robot ‘receptionist’ at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Nadine is able to greet visitors and remember their names, and even the conversations they have previously had. Footage shows her having a chat with her creator, Prof. Nadia Thalmann, at the university earlier this month. I think it would be less creepy if it actually looked like a robot instead of Prof. Nadia’s doppelganger. Regardless of my personal reservations, this “social companion” gave an excellent demonstration. See the extent of the machine’s voice recognition software in the video below: