All robots should have googly eyes. Here’s why

As the robots begin to infiltrate human spaces, questions remain for designers and engineers tasked with convincing people to view them as approachable and friendly.

The world’s best new library for 2019 located on Helsinki Finland has robots in it. The robots were used to move books and showing customers where the fiction section is, or pointing them toward the bathrooms. But they got bullied. Once the googly eyes were in place, the robot abuse stopped.



  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    James Vincent / The Verge:
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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    They look ridiculous in a cute way, but if it makes them safer, so be it.

  3. Elizabeth Ferber says:

    Adding googly eyes to all robots can have several benefits. Firstly, it humanizes them, making them less intimidating and more approachable. Secondly, it enhances their expressiveness, enabling better communication with humans. Lastly, it injects an element of whimsy and fun, fostering a positive and friendly interaction between humans and robots.


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