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Prosthetic Hands More ‘Eerie’ Than Robotic Hands
2013-11-12 18:34:48

A new study by The University of Manchester found people would prefer to look at robotic hands rather than prosthetic hands.

Activision Brings Next-Gen Video Game Characters To Life
2013-03-29 11:58:31

This week at the Game Developers Conference some of the new video game animations looked a lot less like video games and a lot more real. Activision Blizzard offered a demonstration on Wednesday, which included next-generation rendering of characters that featured skin, facial expressions and eyes that were incredibly detailed and convincing.

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2011-07-15 07:05:00

Researchers have peered into the "uncanny valley" of the human brain for the first time.

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2009-10-13 11:06:58

Princeton University researchers have come up with a new twist on the mysterious visual phenomenon experienced by humans known as the "uncanny valley." The scientists have found that monkeys sense it too.

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2007-09-13 09:00:00

David Hanson has two little Zenos to care for these days. There's his 18-month-old son Zeno, who prattles and smiles as he bounds through his father's cramped office. Then there's the robotic Zeno.


Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.