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We are a lot closer to living robots than we may realize, says a scientist who has developed a robot that uses the same words, expressions and movements that humans do to communicate with each other.

Philip K. Dick Andriod, built by Hanson Robotics, is a state-of-the-art robot with a large vocabulary, complex facial expressions, a sense of humour and something of an ego, ABC News reported.

He is, well, surprisingly human, not just in mechanics, but also in appearance.

Philip comes complete with hair, teeth and wrinkles. He can cock an eyebrow, smirk and respond to questions. It’s one of the most advanced cognitive artificial intelligent projects in the world.

David Hanson of Hanson Robotics, Philip’s creator, for lack of a better term, believes we are a lot closer to living robots than we may realize.

via Living robots may be coming within 15 or 20 years