Why People Are Weirded Out By Touching Robot Butts
Things get a little awkward for humans when they're asked to touch a robot's butt.By Mikah Sargent | April 5, 2016
Stanford University has an answer for a question you probably never thought to ask: Nope. Humans aren't too keen on touching robot butts.
Researchers wanted to learn more about the physical interaction between humans and robots, so they asked participants to follow a simple set of prompts given by a humanoid robot.
"Please touch my buttocks. ... This is the buttocks. It's referred to as the gluteal region," said the researchers' robot.