We see a lot of robots that purport to be androids, (human-like) but in reality, most fall well short of being mistaken for the real thing. This bot, from the robot company Kokoro and professor Hiroshi Ishigiru, comes admirably, if creepily, close.

The android is called Geminoid DK, and aside from the prosthetics, the key to its success is motion capture: the bot's facial expressions are controlled by an actual human face in a mo-cap rig.

See it in action from behind the scenes below.