Uncanny Valley

Video Game Characters Are Getting Too Freakishly Real For Me

Video Game Characters Are Getting Too Freakishly Real For Me

Video: It’s easier to mindlessly blast away a room full of video game baddies when they look at you with dead eyes and zombie-like facial expressions. It’s a completely different challenge when they appear to be expressing actual emotions and pain, made all the more believable with this new advanced…

Will Humans Love Robots More When They’re Flawed? Absolutely Not.

Will Humans Love Robots More When They’re Flawed? Absolutely Not.

A team of British researchers have a salacious hypothesis: People like robots more when they exhibit the same sorts of flaws that characterise humans. This makes some sense — after all, the notion of a perfect, all-knowing robot is the stuff of dystopian science fiction. But do you know what’s…