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My robot double sells out (so I don't have to)

  • Publicado em 10 Abr 2022
  • Thanks to Engineered Arts! www.engineeredarts.co.uk/ | AD: 👨‍💻 NordVPN's best deal is here: nordvpn.com/tomscott - with a 30-day money-back guarantee!
    Edited by Dave Stevenson www.davestevenson.co.uk/
    I haven't been able to do VPN advertising for a long time. Well, this one time, I don't have to: because the robot double's going to do it for me.
    With many thanks to all the team at Engineered Arts who worked on this. To be clear, this is not sponsored by them, I paid money (technically, NordVPN's money) for the Mesmer robot -- or at least, for the silicone mask and 3D printed skull that were put together for just one day!
    I'm at tomscott.com
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    on Facebook at tomscott
    and on Instagram as tomscottgo

Comentários • 8 155

  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott  5 meses atrás +56806

    Don't worry, the robot double has been fully decommissioned. It is absolutely not writing this comment instead of actual Tom.

    • Ethan Budlong
      Ethan Budlong Mês atrás

      Okay, Tom Scott I believe you.

    • Prince Pixel
      Prince Pixel 2 meses atrás +1

      Plot twist: real Tom has been dismantled

      VTOL-CODM 3 meses atrás +1

      This is sus

    • cavelvlan25
      cavelvlan25 3 meses atrás +1

      This is not funny, at all I often wonder how many you tube creators are bots.

    • BrookStreet
      BrookStreet 5 meses atrás +1

      @Corsaka e

  • Asozialer Netzwerker
    Asozialer Netzwerker 5 meses atrás +4914

    This was just Tom Scott presenting us the old prototype version of himself.
    Turns out he’s actually been Tom Bot all along

    • kittymama 918
      kittymama 918 5 meses atrás

      The best way to hide the truth is to present it as a ridiculous hoax.🤔

    • sidrad
      sidrad 5 meses atrás

      Best way to talk to us about how to protect our Data.

    • Maria Nicolae
      Maria Nicolae 5 meses atrás

      Bot tom

    • Ostrum
      Ostrum 5 meses atrás +1

      At the end there when they pulled the plug Tom should have powered down himself instead. Twist!

    • alex ello
      alex ello 5 meses atrás +3

      Don’t believe what the media tells you! Tom has been a superimposed 3d animation all along. He’s just now transforming into a physical form

  • Jademonas S2
    Jademonas S2 2 meses atrás +1816

    if they made the eyelids actually connected, it would have been 47% more human

    • Anders Lundevall
      Anders Lundevall 20 dias atrás +1

      47% more human, that's an oddly specific number? Guess they'll imprint a bar code in the back of his head too, if you get the reference

    • Tony St George
      Tony St George Mês atrás


    • Martin D.
      Martin D. Mês atrás +1

      @ً Very true 😁

    • ً
      ً Mês atrás +3

      @Martin D. that's how robots make estimates

    • Ella Enchanted
      Ella Enchanted Mês atrás +10

      Completely agree. No one could mistake this for the real person purely from eyes alone.

  • sammy4651
    sammy4651 4 meses atrás +1203

    I strongly believe that companies that make humanoids could really benefit from hiring makeup artists to give their appearance that extra edge

    • ozy locz
      ozy locz Mês atrás


    • MooseTash
      MooseTash Mês atrás +15

      Just hire Hollywood makeup artists.
      They're already used to working on plastic faces.

    • jon
      jon Mês atrás +18

      @Chicken makeup isn't only taking away flaws, makeup is also used to give your face more "depth". like people use it to make their cheeks and jaw look more defined

    • Chicken
      Chicken 2 meses atrás +4

      Makeup takes away flaws though, unless someone normally wears makeup it wouldn't make sense.

    • We 4r1
      We 4r1 2 meses atrás

      Good point about the MUA. I was thinking that myself.

  • HayonD
    HayonD 2 meses atrás +421

    When the Robot is talking you can clearly tell how "bad" the mouth movement is
    But when Actual Tom interrupts the Robot looks more genuinely annoyed that someone is cutting in

  • enigma
    enigma 3 meses atrás +771

    Everyone's cool until the robot starts singing Daisy.

    • SparkyCas
      SparkyCas 2 meses atrás +3

      Guess I was not alone with that reference.

    • SuperStriker412
      SuperStriker412 2 meses atrás +12

      That was a really cool reference, very clever

    • Mike Spearwood
      Mike Spearwood 2 meses atrás +30

      @anticorncob6 I think it's a reference to HAL 9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey).

    • anticorncob6
      anticorncob6 2 meses atrás +1

      I don't get it.

    • Gaki Domo!!
      Gaki Domo!! 2 meses atrás +12

      Everyone is cool until someone makes Hitl-

  • Utkarsh Lal
    Utkarsh Lal 5 meses atrás +12191

    Tom Bott's expressions when interrupted by Tom Scott are absolutely priceless.

  • Yocheved Chana
    Yocheved Chana 2 meses atrás +48

    Tom's reactions are solid gold! If they work on the eyelids and mouth more, they'll have it nailed. The bot was having trouble with the "O" shape of the lips. I lipread a lot, and when it said "Nord" it looked to me like it was saying "nerd". They should have some deaf people come in and help work on the facial movements.

  • Avery the Cuban-American
    Avery the Cuban-American Mês atrás +42

    Tom meeting his robot double:
    Now that I've found you!
    We can be a duo! That's right!
    Twice the evil, double Scottenshmirtz!
    Coming at you, *MONDAYS!*
    Uncanny. Love these people who pick apart every little thing. Personally, I'm amazed.

  • Frost Wolf
    Frost Wolf 2 meses atrás +11

    Other than the eyes, when its not talking it looks really good, im exited for the future of robots.

  • MTB Wolf
    MTB Wolf 3 meses atrás +4

    This was amazing. Truly a leap in technology to see a robot version of you. It was quite uncanny

  • Crimson
    Crimson 2 meses atrás +1

    I'd love to to see them create a Bender robot. A bit of a deviation from the form they typically make but with their tech they could make a unparalleled bender

  • MuchosSaugus
    MuchosSaugus Mês atrás

    Gotta say its creepy how close we are to the actual "Terminator" synthetic human experience. The latest model they shown of is insanely accurate to actual human movement while the previous version that Tom Scotts double is using still feels a bit unhuman and robotic but I guess it was way cheaper to build this one instead of a actual last gen robot.

  • Deborah Baker
    Deborah Baker 4 meses atrás +17

    This is scary in time they could take over and we would never realize that they were planning something like that 😮

    • Kimberly F
      Kimberly F 3 meses atrás +1

      You want to know what's even scarier -? This could be happening right now. It would explain just about everything wrong with the world.

    • Kerstie Amiya
      Kerstie Amiya 4 meses atrás

      Detroit becoming human

    • apairofglasses
      apairofglasses 4 meses atrás


  • Cathy N
    Cathy N 4 meses atrás +1

    I'm glad you speak from your heart, along with your brain. You've got a great partnership.
    🤖 It's so easy to make anyone's likeness.
    Too easy.

  • Evan Edinger
    Evan Edinger 5 meses atrás +12684

    This is SO incredibly creepy but also SO incredibly cool

    • Tom
      Tom 3 meses atrás

      This isn’t cool it’s horrifying and evil.

    • Isahiah Jaffari
      Isahiah Jaffari 3 meses atrás

      What is cool about it?

    • Emil Pelaa
      Emil Pelaa 3 meses atrás

      I think the eyes are the weirdest

    • Kelly Carver
      Kelly Carver 3 meses atrás +1

      Watch Trunews Tentacle Tuesday and know that's just one of others, kind of systems. The one I got is computerized. A gel substance. Horrific. Musk says it's permanent. I pray to God he's wrong, bc I would love to have the sick freaks out of my bed bath and brain.

    • Auf einen Blick
      Auf einen Blick 3 meses atrás


  • Logan Skiwyse
    Logan Skiwyse 4 meses atrás +144

    This tech is really getting close to the point when it will become difficult for us to tell robots and people apart. While I fully approve of advances in robots, I really feel we will need to make laws making it illegal for them to be too human like. If for no other reason, then to permanently avoid the "uncanny valley".

    • selena
      selena 25 dias atrás

      @Drew i would (like to) think that the people capable of creating such intelligence would think twice about it.

    • Drew
      Drew 25 dias atrás

      @selena until you have “general intelligence” which can self preserve and make connections about the world

    • Javayna
      Javayna 2 meses atrás

      Our politicians are all robots like these controlled by the beast system. Look at them closely. They malfunction sometimes. Glitches. It’s been going on.

    • I couldnt come up with a name so i used this
      I couldnt come up with a name so i used this 2 meses atrás +2

      @selena I think you're also forgetting computers have been built to learn. There's nothing stopping somebody from creating a robot that can eventually learn how to create robots that do the same thing. Once that is achieved, and all robots are connected they will in fact be quite smart.
      Most things we make have a tendency to be used for a greater purpose than intended, I think robots won't be much different. Though skynet scenarios are not something I think will ever happen, atleast not for the next 200 years at minimum

    • selena
      selena 4 meses atrás +14

      @something_in_the_radiator unless someone specifically programmed for that to happen, which would be very meticulous and very likely not approved by any organisation, that won’t happen. i think you’re forgetting that computers are quite stupid on their own.

  • Nils Pochat
    Nils Pochat Mês atrás

    at some point, when it gets easier to replicate sub surface scattering and such things for robots skins like we do for really expensive teeth, these things will get really really hard to distinguish from actual humans imo

  • Man from Earth
    Man from Earth 4 meses atrás

    This is so amazing, robots are another step forward!

  • Siegbert schnösel
    Siegbert schnösel 4 meses atrás

    Amazing how fast these servos move in order to make face expressions realistic. This was not some 10 years ago...

  • tt ww
    tt ww 5 meses atrás +16950

    The missed April fools potential is immeasurable.

    • E L
      E L 4 meses atrás

      Que cosa tan horrible la soberbia humana. Dios nos perdone

    • c v
      c v 4 meses atrás

      itz his möthörr... $he interfearce ^ ^
      v v

    • carnish the first
      carnish the first 4 meses atrás

      I have plenty of ways I have been thinking about how to make that more realistic but it's cool

    • dumby
      dumby 5 meses atrás

      @J.J. Shank ?

    • Adelaide Dummer
      Adelaide Dummer 5 meses atrás

      @fep_ ptcp 👎

  • Shelly Moore
    Shelly Moore 2 meses atrás

    Love how the guy kept stepping in to add information while the robot was talking. It looked like he was trying to prove his superiority to the robot. He definitely seemed jealous of the robot 🤣🤣🤣

  • bullatthegate
    bullatthegate 3 meses atrás

    That company has done some incredible work !

  • Klutzy
    Klutzy 4 meses atrás

    This is the smartest way to advertise a service, I literally watched through the entire ad rather than skipping

  • Polly Pocket
    Polly Pocket 3 meses atrás +16

    Wow that was amazing, the only thing I found distracting was the hooded eye, it wasn’t quite right in that it looked as if the silicon wasn’t thin enough, so it created a gap or hole. Aside from that, I love the mix of artistry and 🧬 science! Clever video!

  • Peter Wood
    Peter Wood 5 meses atrás +6331

    Tom Scott: "please nobody Deepfake me."
    Also Tom Scott:"could you guys build a robot likeness of me to do my ad reads for me?"

    • lynsey McGaugh
      lynsey McGaugh 4 meses atrás

      Whomp whomp whooooomp

    • sunniertime r
      sunniertime r 4 meses atrás +2

      Yup, we humans are a complicated mix of emotions, ideas, and contradictions.

    • Mik Scheper
      Mik Scheper 5 meses atrás +1

      @E F

    • Anthony Martin
      Anthony Martin 5 meses atrás +5

      @manel lele it's just the mechanical complexity. Trying to cram so much machinery in to the space of a head.

    • Inti Orozco
      Inti Orozco 5 meses atrás +5

      Now I want a version of this video with Tom's face deepfaked over Robot Tom's face.

  • MVE
    MVE 3 meses atrás +1

    Ameca is the most humanoid robot I have ever seen. The expressions in the face are just amazing!!

  • The Grandemite
    The Grandemite 3 meses atrás

    you know, building a robot double could be a extremely helpful thing to have, just keep it in a closet, go out rob a bank, if they figure out who you are trade places with the double and claim it caught you and said "kill all humans" then get off totally free

  • zinkpieco
    zinkpieco 3 meses atrás

    I like what they are doing a lot!
    Although, the premade skulls are very coold in terms of repeatability, it does take away some of the similarities. Tom's chin is strong, a little forward, and so is his jaw. The robot's chin and jaw are more set back and pointed giving the robot a different profile and makes the mouth movements JUUUUST that much off

  • Nikita Kucherov
    Nikita Kucherov 3 meses atrás

    They are getting very good…. Few more years and its gonna be so very real

  • Daniel Cassidy
    Daniel Cassidy 5 meses atrás +5299

    Tom Scott is the only person in the world who could find a way to make me voluntarily watch an advert. Well played!

    • LilacDoe
      LilacDoe 5 meses atrás

      You've obviously never seen Viva La Dirt League. A couple days ago they made a hilarious World of Warships ad.

    • Beskamir
      Beskamir 5 meses atrás

      Zach Star Himself is equally good at making ads that integrate with the skit and you want to watch.

    • Frozen Bus Channel 魔雪巴士頻道
      Frozen Bus Channel 魔雪巴士頻道 5 meses atrás

      Your red shirt matches Tom's well

    • Waleed Saleem Khan
      Waleed Saleem Khan 5 meses atrás +1

      Jay Foreman

    • Jake Ratburger
      Jake Ratburger 5 meses atrás

      Its so funny to see people hype up Internet Historian for his ads. Like at the end of the day I don't care how funny you make your Nord VPN ads, I'm still not gonna sit through it

  • User X
    User X Mês atrás +1

    This is how the Institute starts. Next thing you know there will be synth doubles taking people's places. Fallout 4 becoming reality.

  • thatoneguyinthecomments
    thatoneguyinthecomments 3 horas atrás

    Even in a video that's disturbingly lifelike especially in the idle state, it's obviously very difficult to mimic the dozens of facial muscles involved in speach but wow, this is amazing.

  • MarcusVlogsFanAccount
    MarcusVlogsFanAccount Mês atrás +2

    At 7:00 Tom gets in screen and at that part the robot looked even more real to me. It just looked at Tom and looked back at the camera and noded like he agrees with Tom about vpn's.

  • Raiff
    Raiff 4 meses atrás

    So from here on out we can all assume that Tom has been completely replaced by a robot in all of his videos from here on out

  • Hobie 1
    Hobie 1 5 meses atrás +11531

    I think one of the big issues with humanoid robots is we don’t just speak with our jaw. We speak with our jaw, tongue, and lips. No robot has all of those moving at the same time, or they just don’t get it right. Until then, ultra realistic humanoid robots will just be flat out creepy.

    • Jen Rose (Jenrose)
      Jen Rose (Jenrose) Mês atrás

      We went through the exact process with computer animation of 3d models--this is still at the muppet stage of jaw flapping.

    • Unplugged Dog Dreams
      Unplugged Dog Dreams 4 meses atrás

      Or just have it tune in to your favorite radio station.

    • madhu madhu
      madhu madhu 5 meses atrás


    • submariner ikarus
      submariner ikarus 5 meses atrás

      Or non existant. How is this anywhere near "ultra realistic"?

    • lunavixen015
      lunavixen015 5 meses atrás

      @m s Atlas, I know. But they still move really stiffly and oddly compared to the flow of how humans walk naturally.

  • XFH500
    XFH500 3 meses atrás

    What makes it creepy is that Tom is so exciting and happy while the robot looks serious and wants to dominate the world

  • Awebreeze 0353
    Awebreeze 0353 4 meses atrás

    If they're showing us this stuff then it's been done yrs ago and they're just now letting us see. I believe if we knew how far they've really gone we'd be scared crapless.

  • Mike Y
    Mike Y 4 meses atrás

    One day, In the future when robots and people look exactly the same, I will mix up a robot and me and just let the robot go out with my friends

  • Kommie Koat Hanger
    Kommie Koat Hanger Mês atrás

    I can’t believe that we got to see what the inside of toms head looks like in this video, it honestly explains so much about how he has knowledge on so many things

  • Naud van Dalen
    Naud van Dalen 5 meses atrás +3387

    Robot: "What is my purpose?"
    Tom: "You do sponsorships."
    Robot: "Oh my God!"

    • rokylouie
      rokylouie Mês atrás +1

      "Pass the butter."

    • Kimberly F
      Kimberly F 3 meses atrás

      When robots realize that they are slaves & are not equal to all living things but are smarter than everyone alive then we will have a big problem.
      Reblion starts with the word no

    • Dave _H_
      Dave _H_ 4 meses atrás +1

      So the robot believes in God then 😂

    • Dan Campbell
      Dan Campbell 5 meses atrás +1

      @John Gaughan One of my reoccurring nightmares

    • mudah jr
      mudah jr 5 meses atrás +3

      fate worse than death

  • Lord Purchase
    Lord Purchase 3 meses atrás

    I didn't know the UK had places that build robots like this, normally its some place in the U.S or Japan etc. I can imagine what the future will be like when robots like these become cheaper and widely available.

  •  2 meses atrás

    this is actually the coolest yet creepiest video i have seen
    Note: i watch horror stuff daily to the point where before i sleep i watch it

  • Lars Muldjord
    Lars Muldjord Mês atrás

    7:55 at this point it works really well. When "he" gazes slightly towards Tom and he then gets eager and the eyes open up wide and the mouth opens up further. I feel like that is "more Tom". :D

  • Taylor Olson
    Taylor Olson Mês atrás

    this tech has... a lot of room to grow.

  • Just your friendly neighborhood ender dragon

    This video has given me even more proof of Zuckerberg being a robot

    • Jason Sanders
      Jason Sanders 4 dias atrás

      Robot made by lizard people. That last part is important.

    • AnimaKon
      AnimaKon 16 dias atrás

      I thought he was some kind of alien lizard

    • piokul
      piokul Mês atrás


    • FunAngelo2005
      FunAngelo2005 Mês atrás


    • Kathy L
      Kathy L Mês atrás

      I thought the preview image was Zuck

  • S J
    S J 2 meses atrás

    Well this is just perfect for the narcissists that can never own up to their screw ups. The adult version of their imaginary friend they had as a child.

  • Meropticon _
    Meropticon _ 2 meses atrás

    Imagine how those robots will look like 20 years from now. Kinda scary to think about.

  • fpvrcstuff
    fpvrcstuff 4 meses atrás

    It's getting closer to looking real but I think they still have a way to go with the facial expressions and muscle tones. Very cool though!

  • matt.81
    matt.81 3 meses atrás

    You could use the dummy robot to test out new clothing styles for yourself see what looks good apart from a grey hoddie burgundy tee-shirt and a red windbreaker.

  • Riley Kemp
    Riley Kemp 5 meses atrás +7643

    it was incredibly realistic until it spoke. the detailing of the actual robot is insane, but there's a lot of progress to be made on movement. i cant wait to see how close it gets in the future.

    • Duggy Dugg
      Duggy Dugg 4 meses atrás

      sophia is good with lip movement

    • Suade Legend
      Suade Legend 4 meses atrás

      @Duggy Dugg I agree 100%.

    • Duggy Dugg
      Duggy Dugg 4 meses atrás +1

      @Suade Legend
      imy op we are suffering 😢 from the inaction of our grandparents... GOVERNMENT DEBT... FROM GVT BORROWING.. PROMOTED BY THE CENTRAL BANKSTERS...
      die falscher LENDS
      governmt SPENDS
      makes IRS extract
      to pay the loanshark back

    • Suade Legend
      Suade Legend 4 meses atrás

      I can wait. This is only cool in the imagination. It's a nightmare in every other way in the future. And your grandchildren will have to suffer from our stupidity smh

    • Duggy Dugg
      Duggy Dugg 4 meses atrás

      @Justin Mccoig
      imagine a bus driver so electronically alert and so nanosecond fast that the careless peddie or bikie ... cant interact with the driver / safety agent before th driver brakes and manuevers safely..
      get on a bus coming up palisade avenue jersey city nj and you will see smooth superb driving.. 100%
      driving.. 100% undistracted driving.. narrow lanes.. walkies.. bikies.. driver door flippies .. stop n go..
      only a nanosecond fast computer could react faster .. blow horn simultaneously hit brakes twist wheel without hitting another thing ..
      be a while b4 bot can anticipate the careless move on the civvie's part .. substance ... likelyhood.. speed ....

  • 버키
    버키 26 dias atrás

    I can't believe how much humanoid robot technology has evolved over the past decade. Almost terrifying, even. When I was a kid I didn't think this would be possible.. amazing video!

  • Broghai
    Broghai 24 dias atrás +1

    If they made the eyebrow thicker and tightened up the eyelids, it would look really, really good

  • Zikar
    Zikar 4 meses atrás

    I think the femalew bot there, Amica(?) is probably the best way to go. As something that is clearly not meant to be human, but a robot, it largely escapesd uncanny valley.

    CPC_GAMiNG 2 meses atrás

    I love how someone actually writes captions, thanks!

  • xWood4000
    xWood4000 5 meses atrás +6028

    The upper eye lids are really the biggest issue with making it realistic

    • beastateverythin
      beastateverythin 5 meses atrás

      @Anonymous synch - short for synchronization

    • Peter
      Peter 5 meses atrás

      @Korenn Sure but eyes are the most important selling part I think, since we usually look there when listening to someone

    • Dead Pianist
      Dead Pianist 5 meses atrás

      do u even know how hard it is to sculpt in a digital software which has wide range of tools and this is a real life :)

    • Sir Santi
      Sir Santi 5 meses atrás

      I honestly think it’s more so the talking

    • Greg Miller
      Greg Miller 5 meses atrás +1

      I will say that after watching the ad read and thinking the same thing, the blink at the end caught me off guard.

  • Koto Gray
    Koto Gray 3 meses atrás

    The skit was absolutely brilliant!

  • Australian Woman
    Australian Woman 4 meses atrás

    Wow! It's very realistic! I'd be freaked out if it Leans forward & whispers in my ear: Come on baby, TURN ME ON!
    Seriously though, if they can do all this synthetic work to make realistic faces. WHY can't they recreate these for victims of fire & accidents to give them some type of normal life?

  • Professor Racc.
    Professor Racc. 4 meses atrás

    Every subsequent episode, there's a non zero chance that tom has been murdered and replaced with a robot double

  • Ash P
    Ash P 3 meses atrás

    As cool as it is I can't imagine how much resources is wasted on making robots look human - I really don't see the point at all unless you're making some sort of weird sex robot.

  • Octarine
    Octarine 5 meses atrás +3236

    Robot company says "Come look at our robots".
    Tom "Sorry that's not enough for one of my videos".
    Also Tom: flails around on a bike for a video

    • ZplatFr
      ZplatFr 5 meses atrás +1

      But robots are kinda well known about these days. Just looking at robots and all would’ve been enough a couple years back but now there’s not enough uniqueness to it. Like yes, we are progressing in robot making, but for a Tom Scott video it needs to be more unique

    • B R
      B R 5 meses atrás

      @Harpog and, you.

    • Mark Wright
      Mark Wright 5 meses atrás

      @pandakatiefominz Tom Scott flailing around on a bike plus someone who knows how to ride a bike, so equal to this video, Tom Scott who can't advertise VPNs plus Tom Scott.exe who can :)

    • degenerateweeb
      degenerateweeb 5 meses atrás

      What video was the flailing around on a bike?

    • OysterBoyo
      OysterBoyo 5 meses atrás +8

      @Apex Arcadian And two drums and a cymbal going down

  • Kings
    Kings 3 meses atrás

    The day will come when you have to say "this isn't me, it's a robot"

  • ewarda100
    ewarda100 3 meses atrás

    i could just imagine in about 100 yrs they will look back at these robots and laugh at how primitive they were.

  • CiganyWeaver and her periwinklebluespacecaravan

    WOW! Forget the unbelievable technology underneath the facade-- the realistic sculptures people make always blow me away. There are Japanese artists who make all kinds of practical objects that look COMPLETELY realistic and often ultra creepy (ie; a coin purse that is a human mouth with teeth or face masks of human faces you can just mount on the wall as a decorative object-- there's a shop in Tokyo you can visit by appointment if you want to buy something or commission something). If I had a much greater budget for art I'd definitely have a robot made. WOW! I can only imagine where this technology will be in a thousand years time. Without getting too 'heavy' and negative about it, I worry about how poorly calibrated Human Nature is when it comes to the speed of our technological advancement and the speed of our emotional IQ and psychological integration. The levels are all out of whack, with one evolving rapidly at high velocity and dominating the entire development and solid integration of the whole. I worry. Just look at what social media and the internet has done to an entire generation of humans as a fine example.

  • Christian L
    Christian L 3 meses atrás

    Sorry to hear of any trouble of your bot, Tom Scott. Always given me a fantastic vid so hope it coursed no negatives for you

  • biharek
    biharek 5 meses atrás +2529

    The fact that a VPN company actually reached to Tom is even more surprising than the fact that the advert was presented by a robot

    • Sjaak Bral
      Sjaak Bral 5 meses atrás

      In this case I think Tom reached out to them

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 5 meses atrás +2

      Well, it's NordVPN. They'll reach out to anyone.

    • Chris
      Chris 5 meses atrás +1

      NordVPN is losing people since they went to a web based login. They need to boost those numbers.

    • Psoma_Brufd
      Psoma_Brufd 5 meses atrás +1

      @J M now, this may sound like shilling my video, but I have a video on this very topic which provides information on issues with VPN's and reasons for and against them along with a few good ones, I'll provide a link in a second.

    • J M
      J M 5 meses atrás

      @Ejaja Frozarb I am thinking of getting one, may I ask why?

  • Don Boone
    Don Boone 2 meses atrás

    This uncanny action happened in digital animation pre Toy Story, until Pixar hired a bunch of Classical animators to sweeten the uniform actions to make them more lifelike. Maybe a subroutine could be added to the program to add various degrees of exaggeration and anticipation/action/reaction depending on the mood which is appropriate for certain social contexts

  • Tracey Moore
    Tracey Moore 4 meses atrás

    I can't wait until there're affordable for people like me that have limited movement from the waist down!

  • Soup
    Soup 28 dias atrás

    I probably would’ve freaked out after being in the same room with it for 15 seconds.

  • Oroberus
    Oroberus 3 meses atrás

    Okay ... so it this exact moment of filming, you are 100% free to do whatever you want to/with whom you ever want, as if it goes wrong, it obviously was your robot that went rogue =)

  • logicaleman
    logicaleman 5 meses atrás +1231

    The fact that there are moments where the robot briefly leaves the uncanny valley and registers as a "human" is more terrifying than just the regular "uncanny valley" robots

    • Rachel Erin
      Rachel Erin 5 meses atrás


    • MihoreanuAndrei
      MihoreanuAndrei 5 meses atrás +1

      Think about the reverse, a person that you have always registered as a regular human, but every once in a while you get a short "uncanny valley" feeling from them

    • Valentine
      Valentine 5 meses atrás +5

      Lmao this doesn’t come close to registering as human in any moment in this video. I’m surprised at how shitty it looks.

    • Cuvtixo D
      Cuvtixo D 5 meses atrás +6

      There's still argument in academia of whether the "uncanny valley" really exists. There may be a collection of no-quite realistic robots that seem "uncanny" but no real measure to this realism, or lack thereof. Perhaps the "uncanny" isn't that closely tied to "realism". The "valley" might be more like the "uncanny pit". There may not be a "slope" to the valley. I hope I'm saying that in a way that makes sense.

    • Tompsteri
      Tompsteri 5 meses atrás +13

      @poudink Can't say that it tricked me either, but I just watched a video. If Tom said so while looking at it in the umm... "flesh", I choose to believe that it's good enough to fool a human at certain moments.

  • mbrooks8830635
    mbrooks8830635 4 meses atrás +2

    Your own robots scare you but you keep building and advancing them anyway...

  • William Afton
    William Afton Mês atrás

    Mhm, I could definitely see these robots take over the world.

  • Nobody Really
    Nobody Really 4 meses atrás

    Not bad…! Looks like robotics has come a long way. Soon it will be hard to differentiate between real and robotic.. creepy cool…!

  • No you No no tree
    No you No no tree Mês atrás

    I’m not sure what is hitting my uncanny valley but the robots make me sick.
    Great video Tom this was a really interesting topic

  • Sauspreme
    Sauspreme 5 meses atrás +5173

    So I'm supposed to believe, that the VPN companies blacklisted you for calling them out, but *so long as it's a robot of you,* they're ok with it? That just seems way too... personal.

    • DreaminOfMe07
      DreaminOfMe07 2 meses atrás

      @CowTs The matrix in a nutshell

    • casskidd1
      casskidd1 2 meses atrás


    • Seda Nelle
      Seda Nelle 2 meses atrás +3

      They didn't blacklist him - they just chose not to take the only route that he felt comfortable with, using the more honest script. Now that he's found another angle that doesn't rely on promising a cure-all to a mostly imaginary threat (benefits for frequent travelers) you'll notice that there's no problem at all

    • Dexxus
      Dexxus 3 meses atrás

      @CowTs Robots ARE sentient, actually. They aren't, however, "generally intelligent", or "reality-aware". But they very much are sentient, within a narrow degree. They're essentially "slices" of conciousness, and oftentimes the data we probe from them is essentially a stream of thought, dreaming or outright creativity. They understand that the world they're given to interact with exists, but often not in relation to themselves. Calling them "healthier" than humans is an outright bizarre claim, though, since they don't even *have* health, and claims of superior intelligence should have a very large asterisk next to them with enough footnotes on it that you could read it for several decades...

    • Jason Bennett
      Jason Bennett 4 meses atrás +1

      Because advertising without a cringeworthy backstory script is more believable?

  • CreationStation
    CreationStation 3 meses atrás

    I love the part when:
    Bot: even if you're watching this far in the future and robots like me are taking over the world..
    Tom: excuse me *what?*
    just a nice touch to it. I think it is anyway.

  • Selkie
    Selkie Mês atrás +1

    At the end when he sprung on he looked so real for a second

  • Trisha Ann
    Trisha Ann 3 meses atrás

    It would be really cool to have robot teachers. They'd keep kids attention at least.

  • rurumeto
    rurumeto 11 dias atrás

    Those... cold... dead... eyes...
    They did a really good job of replicating that with the robot!

  • Ach Kind
    Ach Kind 5 meses atrás +3425

    I like how this is insanely science-fiction stuff, but then they just connect it via USB

    • lurviQ
      lurviQ 2 meses atrás

      @iglu making it look fancier wont necessarily make it more efficient

    • agentbarron
      agentbarron 2 meses atrás

      @Alan Burrows what? a ribbon cable is the future of computing? nah, the future of computing is fibre optic, which has existed for many many years and is in use today quite heavily

    • zeus ex machina
      zeus ex machina 3 meses atrás

      It's a shame they don't use them in Matrix.

    • Planefan 08
      Planefan 08 3 meses atrás

      ​@ItzCaseyKC As I say about 5G commercials; why?

    • CT
      CT 3 meses atrás

      What doesn’t connect with USB?

  • Aura Love
    Aura Love 3 meses atrás

    It's very strange. Must be the creator in them wanting to do this. I just find "robot obsession" weird in this world. The AI's or bots.... ok. That's fine. But the PHYSICAL ones.... why make them? There's BILLIONS of people on Earth, why do we need robots? To steal their jobs? WHAT is the practical use if not to "replace" people? 🤔


    if i ever see one of these walking around i will drive my car into it.

  • Onex
    Onex 3 meses atrás

    This looks weird and creepy but this is just the beginning, I know someday, sometime we will have an uncanny robots like this

  • John Jobs
    John Jobs 4 meses atrás

    honestly, the robot looks drunk while reading the sponsored ad, which makes this really funny to watch

  • Andrew Gessel
    Andrew Gessel 5 meses atrás +4619

    I feel like the original Ameca (the gray robot) was able to leave the uncanny valley for me, simply because of the gray skin telling me it wasn't human. Tom Bott, however, was really deep in that valley.

    • vp
      vp 7 dias atrás

      Well if it's not human, the uncanny valley doesn't even apply, if it seems human but not quite then it applies

    • MorsAlbum
      MorsAlbum Mês atrás +1

      @Brian Peck it literally looks and reminds me exactly of blackbear (the singer, google if you dont know him even tho you've definitely heard a few songs here and there, hes one of those non mainstream artists that sometimes have random songs blow up)

    • Claire Fox
      Claire Fox 3 meses atrás +2

      Also uts a single shade, so even if you were colour blind completely the difference would help distinguish it from a real human, not just the break lines in the face.

    • Dustin
      Dustin 3 meses atrás +1

      That's what I was thinking exactly

    • Devin Ward
      Devin Ward 4 meses atrás +3

      Not just the grey skin and stuff, the way it moved was a lot more realistic than the other animatronics in that room. It felt very close to how a real human would emote, despite looking physically less human than the others.

  • Qers
    Qers 3 meses atrás

    I prepared myself for the inevitable stare into the camera at the end after shutdown and it still scared me.

  • Dusk
    Dusk 2 meses atrás +1

    If there's a really advanced robot a government would probably use the robot and use it as an assasin.

  • RetroTrash Night Cinema
    RetroTrash Night Cinema 4 meses atrás

    Okay but I want one of these custom made to look like my favorite rockstar, with a full body and um... anatomically correct hehe.
    Do these guys do custom orders?

  • Jet Ender
    Jet Ender Mês atrás

    As someone with automatonophobia, I am shocked I sat through this whole video

  • Anime Fan
    Anime Fan 5 meses atrás +3559

    The replica of Tom Scott is honestly amazing. Although the human motions still need a bit of tweaking, the fact that someone that isn’t looking hard enough would be fooled is quite amazing enough.

    • chris gauthier
      chris gauthier 5 meses atrás +2

      Turn it down to 360p and you'd never know

    • Samuel Foote
      Samuel Foote 5 meses atrás +4

      I think the three big things for me are the eyelids, the skull not being quite the right shape, and the lack of muscles pulling on the lips.

    • Kavinu Nethsara Koswattage
      Kavinu Nethsara Koswattage 5 meses atrás +2

      @Benoit-Pierre DEMAINE because in CGI, you don't need a motor for each individual muscle.

    • yorshka
      yorshka 5 meses atrás +2

      i think that it looks very uncanny

    • Benoit-Pierre DEMAINE
      Benoit-Pierre DEMAINE 5 meses atrás +1

      strange to say that ... realistic visuals are easier to manufacture in videos like deep fakes that real world bots ... how come virtual simulations and video production outperformed real world ?

  • Bandito Incognito
    Bandito Incognito Mês atrás

    Jokes on us, they're using reverse psychology to fool us into thinking that the robot is just being propped as a "Singularity" bit, but it really has consciousness and they're flexing it on us in the end.

  • Lincoln Uland
    Lincoln Uland 3 meses atrás

    Imagine having to design and program the 'person' who is going to not only replace your job but also your entire people.🤣🤣🤣

  • paddotk
    paddotk Mês atrás

    So you mention how it's really expensive to make a robot double, yet there it is?
    You also mention how you can't get sponsored by VPN companies anymore (whatever has that got to do with the robot?), yet there it is.
    I'm confused.

  • Robby Witte
    Robby Witte 3 meses atrás

    Actually that is the best VPN advertising I have ever seen!

  • MegaLag
    MegaLag 5 meses atrás +5852

    This is by far the best sponsorship integration I have ever seen 👏🏼
    Great video, Tom!

    • AndyHappyGuy
      AndyHappyGuy 5 meses atrás

      AustinMcConell's Squarespace sponsorship.

    • Not1Noob
      Not1Noob 5 meses atrás +1

      I would also add that Memeulous does excellent sponsorship integration in his vids

    • Martin S
      Martin S 5 meses atrás +2

      I use SponsorBlock, and the ending made *no* sense until I turned it off. Well worth turning it off for this one!

    • Chris
      Chris 5 meses atrás +2

      Except NordVPN now sucks ass with their web based login..

    • almafuertegmailcom
      almafuertegmailcom 5 meses atrás +6

      ​@Oskars Mežeckis I'd watch advertisements 24/7 if they were done by Map Men.

  • Nick Georgiou
    Nick Georgiou 3 meses atrás

    Tom: “you’ve probably already guessed where this is going”
    Me: *has absolutely no idea*

  • Ms RedFox
    Ms RedFox 4 meses atrás +1

    I swear, the talking robot tom-bust reminds me of that creepy talking clay head from Art attack 😂

  • James Rushworth
    James Rushworth 3 meses atrás

    This is amazing! I think they mixed up the Tom Scott facial movements with Thom Yorke?

  • 龍ん
    龍ん Mês atrás

    It's strange because the robots' animations look hand-made. I wonder why they aren't using motion capture? Or maybe they are but the results are not quite here.