Robots: Androids, Human Presence and the Uncanny Valley

Posted 7 Nov 2008 at 09:07 UTC by mwaibel Share This

Hiroshi Ishiguro from Osaka University is very well known for creating uncannily life-like androids. In the latest episode of the Robots podcast, Ishiguro introduces his android creations, including a robotic replicate of his then 5 year old daughter, a female android modeled after the NHK news announcer Ayako Fujii and a copy of himself, the Geminoid. He explains Android Science and how his explorations of the uncanny valley may help to understand human presence. This episode then features the last quarter of Science Fiction author Jack Graham's "Selkies". Tune in!

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