Ken Goldberg on the Uncanny Valley on Double Talk

29 Aug, 2020

Ken Goldberg on the Uncanny Valley on Double Talk

Ken Goldberg was invited on Double Talk with Hannah and Cailin Loesch to speak about the Uncanny Valley where he discusses the terms uncanny and empathy and how they relate to robots.

Make sure to check out his talk!

From the description:

Have you ever seen a robot that felt just a little too lifelike, to the point where you felt uneasy? Do you cringe at movies like Disney’s Mars Needs Moms, or The Polar Express, because something about the animation just doesn’t sit right with you? If so, you’ve taken a dive into what’s called the Uncanny Valley, a concept which suggests that humanoid objects which imperfectly resemble actual human beings provoke uncanny or strangely familiar feelings of eeriness and revulsion. We called Kenneth “Ken” Yigael Goldberg — a researcher in the field of robotics and automation — to learn more about the bizarre and fascinating phenomenon. Listen in…

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