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Uncanny canine July 2, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Is it just me or is there something about the way that this robot ‘dog’ moves that slips right into the uncanny valley? That’s :


  1. used in reference to the phenomenon whereby a computer-generated figure or humanoid robot bearing a near-identical resemblance to a human being arouses a sense of unease or revulsion in the person viewing it.
    “anyone attempting to build a believable human facsimile also has to beware of the uncanny valley”

I don’t know if it’s a learned thing, having seen too many robots in films or whether it’s something else. The Daily Beast article notes that …

…somewhat unnervingly, it walks up a flight of stairs. It also loads a dishwasher and throws out garbage.

I think I know what they mean.

Anyone else feel the same?


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