Category Archives: Robotics

Roomba – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roomba My old vacuum sucked (but not in the good, vacuum-y kind of way) and seemed to pour out more dust than it took in. Plus, it freaked the holy hell out of my cat. Seeing Roombas on sale yesterday, I bought one to combat the accumulating crud on my carpets. (I’m less a domestic […]

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Uncanny valley – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_Valley The uncanny valley hypothesis holds that when robots and other facsimiles of humans look and act almost like actual humans, it causes a response of revulsion among human observers. Thus explaining why Pixar’s cartoon heroes are always endearing, and those from The Polar Express are unbearable to watch.

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