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Proof That the Uncanny Valley is a Scary, Scary Place

Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro made a robot of himself so he could sit at home and have his lectures delivered from afar while giving students the impression that he was there with them and actually cared about their educations. He created a monstrosity that looks like him, only much more likely to murder you in your sleep. Watch the video at your own risk, as it's pretty much guaranteed to give you nightmares.

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He could try to do the same on a computer simulation and fail miserably, and it would cost him much less time and money to realize, that the uncanny valley problem is not a problem to underestimate. Some robotics scientists are so unbelievably darn stupid...