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10 Creepy Examples of the Uncanny Valley

Originally coined by Masahiro Mori in 1970, the term “uncanny valley” describes our strange revulsion toward things that appear nearly human, but not quite right. This revulsion usually involves robots, but can also include computer animations and some medical conditions.

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Prepare for the Robot Apocalypse with SwarmControl

When it comes to designing the robot horde that will eventually subjugate the human race, we’re making a lot of progress. Take the above video, for example. In it, you can see the work of Aaron Becker and his team of researchers from Rice University, who created a new algorithm ...

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Linda the Security Robot is Looking Out For You

Meet Linda, the robot security guard. Linda has been designed to act both as a patrolling “night watchman” and to support nursing home staff. The robot uses a laser scanner for movement, which acts something like sonar, and is equipped with a three-dimensional camera. Oh, and a bumper to prevent ...

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