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Uncanny robots

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 11:22:18 -0300 (CLST)

Can't quite pull these links into a coherent whole (there's a lot of
reporting, but little evidence of the original work), but they're
interestign anyway...

An vague description of Masahiro Mori work on the Uncanny Valley -
http://www.arclight.net/~pdb/glimpses/valley.html

A book by Mori (does this include more details?) -
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/4333010020

Other citations of "Uncanny Valley" -
http://www.wordspy.com/words/uncannyvalley.asp

Is this why Gollum is creepy (I haven't seen the film, but downloaded the
Oscar(?) acceptance video, and wasn't impressed) -
http://www.suntimes.com/output/answ-man/sho-sunday-ebert11.html

A robotic face (mentions Mori's work) -
http://www.popsci.com/popsci/science/article/0,12543,473054-1,00.html

The portfolio and work page of David Hanson (creator of the head).  The
last link includes videos -
http://www.portfolios.com/profile.wga?MyUrl=DavidHanson
http://iiae.utdallas.edu/projects/index.html

Andrew

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