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Uncanny canine July 2, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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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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