Freaky Ideal Beauty Masks Are Perfect For Uncanny Valley Cosplay

The last time we looked at Meike Harde's work, it was a beautiful hand mixer called the Quix that sadly may never see the light of day. This time, however, it's a series of masks portraying the media's idealized image of beauty that we'd be happy to never encounter in real life. » 4/14/12 10:30am 4/14/12 10:30am

Is Tintin Lost in the Uncanny Valley?

You guys, you guys! The first trailer for the Steven Spielberg/Peter Jackson Tintin animated cinema spectacular is here! But while it's supposedly a gigantic step forward in motion capture technology, I can't help but notice something's missing. Something important. » 5/17/11 1:00pm 5/17/11 1:00pm

Crazy Realistic Geminoid Robot Now Comes in Cool College Professor…

Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro was responsible for the first Geminoids—super realistic androids capable of reproducing facial tics and other subtle mannerisms—but a team of researchers at Aalborg University in Denmark has fired back with their own fair-skinned take on the creepily realistic robot: the Geminoid… » 3/07/11 9:40am 3/07/11 9:40am

Freakishly Real Jules Robot Now Makes Faces Right Back At You

Click to view » 10/31/08 10:00am 10/31/08 10:00amWe've shown you the robotic head before, but now a team of scientists have added real-time human expression mimicking—and taken him marching right across uncanny valley. A team at the University of Bristol, UK, have combined Jules with some analytical software that looks at a person's face and tweaks…

PS3 Game Developer Claims to have Crossed Uncanny Valley

We're fascinated with the battle against uncanny valley—that point in graphics or robotics where the human likeness isn't quite reached, which in turn repulses the viewer. And while we've seen graphics card makers and robot designers tackling the problem before, for the first time a video game developer claims to have… » 12/18/07 9:57am 12/18/07 9:57am