Monthly Archives: March 2012

Robot doppelgänger at TED hits the Uncanny Valley?

The uncanny valley is a hypothesis in the field of robotics and 3D computer animation, which holds that when human replicas look and act almost, but not perfectly, like actual human beings, it causes a response of revulsion among human observers. The “valley” in question is a dip in a proposed graph of the positivity of human reaction as a function of a robot’s human likeness.

Does Henrik Schärf’s android hit the Uncanny Valley or go beyond it? – You decide.