From the Vault: Beyond the Uncanny Valley

Who is who on the other side? Mina De La O/Digital Vision/Getty

From bad CGI characters to creepy humanoid robots, everyone knows the uncanny valley effect when they see it. But where did this idea come from and to what extent is it actually a thing? Join Robert and Joe as they descend into the uncanny valley and explore just what's going on in our minds when we lock eyes with less-than-human simulacrums. (Originally published April 6, 2017)

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Topics in this Podcast: future, robots, robotics