Uncanny valley

08.07.12
Sony takes SOEmote live for EverQuest II, lets gamers show their true CG selves (video)
08.07.12

Sony takes SOEmote live for EverQuest II, lets gamers show their true CG selves (video)

We had a fun time trying Sony's SOEmote expression capture tech at E3; now everyone can try it. As...

By J. Fingas,   08.07.12
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07.26.12
Baby robot Affetto gets a torso, still gives us the creeps (video)
07.26.12

Baby robot Affetto gets a torso, still gives us the creeps (video)

It's taken a year to get the sinister ticks and motions of Osaka University's Affetto baby head ou...

By M. Smith,   07.26.12
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06.22.12
Samsung files patents for robot that mimics human walking and breathing, ratchets up the creepy factor
06.22.12

Samsung files patents for robot that mimics human walking and breathing, ratchets up the creepy factor

As much as Samsung is big on robots, it hasn't gone all-out on the idea until a just-published qua...

By J. Fingas,   06.22.12
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11.15.11
MIT unveils computer chip that thinks like the human brain, Skynet just around the corner
11.15.11

MIT unveils computer chip that thinks like the human brain, Skynet just around the corner

It may be a bit on the Uncanny Valley side of things to have a computer chip that can mimic the huma...

By C. Barylick,   11.15.11
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09.02.11
PIGORASS quadruped robot baby steps past AIBO's grave (video)
09.02.11

PIGORASS quadruped robot baby steps past AIBO's grave (video)

Does the Uncanny Valley extend to re-creations of our four-legged friends? We'll find out soon en...

By J. Volpe,   09.02.11
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06.23.11
Japan creates frankenstein pop idol, sells candy
06.23.11

Japan creates frankenstein pop idol, sells candy

Sure, Japan's had its fair share of holographic and robotic pop idols, but they always seem t...

By S. Buckley,   06.23.11
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05.20.11
Emoti-bots turn household objects into mopey machines (video)
05.20.11

Emoti-bots turn household objects into mopey machines (video)

Some emotional robots dip deep into the dark recesses of the uncanny valley, where our threshold...

By C. Trout,   05.20.11
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02.08.11
Fake robot baby provokes real screams (video)
02.08.11

Fake robot baby provokes real screams (video)

Uncanny valley, heard of it? No worries, you're knee-deep in it right now. It's the revulsion you f...

By Thomas Ricker,   02.08.11
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12.23.10
Cambridge developing 'mind reading' computer interface with the countenance of Charles Babbage (video)
12.23.10

Cambridge developing 'mind reading' computer interface with the countenance of Charles Babbage (video)

For years now, researchers have been exploring ways to create devices that understand the nonverbal...

By Joseph L. Flatley,   12.23.10
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