Noel Sharkey

Noel Sharkey is a Belfast-born Irish computer scientist.

We as humans attribute human qualities to many things; designers have been using this for years -- even cars are designed to look like animals. The more lifelike, or animal like, it is, the more we attribute those qualities on to it, for me as a roboticist that is quite an impressive test, usually when you kick a robot like that it falls over.