These robots are becoming more creepy & realistic by the day.
The fact that we tend to be creeped out by things resembling human beings but aren’t naturally human beings is called the uncanny valley effect
It stems from an evolutionary tendency to be repulsed by anyone who looks sick or unhealthy or wrong. In other words, “pathogen avoidance.”
Another is that the uncanny valley, particularly in regards to humanoid robots, triggers an innate fear of death, as they often seem to move like lifeless puppets, reminding us of our own mortality.
Look at these 10 examples and see if they make you feel unsettled.