Welcome to the Uncanny Valley: how creepy robot dogs are on the rise

Welcome to the Uncanny Valley: how creepy robot dogs are on the rise


Publication Title
New Statesman
Publication/Creation Date
February 14 2018
Creators/Contributors
Sanjana Varghese (creator)
Boston Dynamics (contributor)
Charlie Brooker (contributor)
Masahiro Mori (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
If you’re among those devouring the latest season of Charlie Brooker’s dystopian hellscape Black Mirror, you may still be having metallic nightmares of being chased by the freaky robo-dogs of  “Metalhead”. In which case, you may be unsettled to know that these nightmares could in theory become a reality (in the distant future), as a viral video from the robotics firm Boston Dynamics revealed earlier this week.
HCI Platform
Robotical
Location on Body
Not On The Body
Source
https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/technology/2018/02/welcome-uncanny-valley-how-creepy-robot-dogs-are-rise

Date archived
February 28 2018
Last edited
November 8 2018
How to cite this entry
Sanjana Varghese. (February 14 2018). "Welcome to the Uncanny Valley: how creepy robot dogs are on the rise". New Statesman. New Statesman. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2817