Self-aware robot turns mirror on humankind

2019-03-01 09:17:11

By Celeste Biever Nico gazes into the mirror in front of him. Looking back is his reflected self, wearing a grey Yale University sweatshirt and a baseball cap cocked at a jaunty angle. When Nico raises an arm, he recognises the arm moving in the mirror as his own. It may not sound like much of a feat, but Nico is a humanoid robot. He has just become the first of his kind to recognise his own reflection in a mirror. The ability to recognise your reflection is considered an important milestone in infant development,