The Daily Pick

Monday, March 21, 2005

Scary Robotic Cat

We had a scary robotic NASA head a few weeks back. Now, we've got a toy robot cat named NeCord that responds to human interactions. A direct link to the video is here. This thing freaks me out. The first ten seconds of the video are fine. Then NeCord really starts to get creepy. When it starts to meow I have to turn it off.

This all brings up the "Uncanny Valley" law, which states that robots that seem somewhat real make humans very comfortable. But robots that are almost real scare the hell out of people. More from reBlog.
posted by The Daily Pick at 1:32 PM


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