Take A Horrifying Journey To Meet Japan’s Most Human-Looking Robots

Venture deep into the uncanny valley with a photographer who only shoots disturbingly anthropomorphic machines.

When young photographer Luisa Whitton traveled to Japan in 2010, she planned a trip to visit the nation’s top roboticists and their increasingly life-like creations. As she interviewed scientists who made robots with silicon faces that blinked and pursed their lips, she kept returning to one question: What does it mean to be human?

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