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Elizabeth M
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Re: What a range of creative robotics
Elizabeth M   11/12/2013 8:48:07 AM
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Yes, Rob, I wonder what it is about Japanese culture that makes them more comfortable with robots than other cultures in the world. I guess it has something to do with the tendency that makes things like anime and monster movies (I'm thinking of "Godzilla" ;)) popular in Japan. I wonder if anyone has done a sociological study about it!

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Charles Murray   11/11/2013 6:48:41 PM
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I agree, Liz. I'm sure the Uncanny Valley is just a temporary phenomenon. The question is how temporary.

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Rob Spiegel   11/11/2013 9:22:58 AM
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Yes, it is interesting how robot-human interactions have flourished in Japan. I think you're right that they are ahead of a curve that will eventually spread.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   11/11/2013 9:16:04 AM
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Thanks, Chuck. Yes, I think that your take on that art exhibit is probably right, even if it wasn't the intention of the artist. I think also as people become more comfortable with robots in different venues like the ones in this slideshow, the uncanny valley effect will begin to diminish.

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Elizabeth M   11/11/2013 9:10:24 AM
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Yeah, I actually wrote a story about the robot play when it was running in the U.S., Rob, but for one reason or another it didn't actually post on the site. But it was really interesting to talk to one of the actors and the playright and see what it was like to interact with robots, and what the audience reaction was. The Japanese seem to really like this sort of thing and be on the cutting edge of integrating robots more with humans.

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Elizabeth M   11/11/2013 3:46:48 AM
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I agree with all of you that this slideshow is pretty cool, if I do say so myself! I have to admit it was really fun to collect the photos and I learned a lot about projects I wasn't even aware of. Actually, Chuck that is a good question about the sleep art. Ann originally covered this (I think the link to the story is in the caption) so maybe she can weigh in. But I imagine it could be that the art is erratic if your sleep is. There is an iPhone app now that does what the robots did--you can try it and see what it comes up with!

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Rob Spiegel   11/10/2013 8:48:47 AM
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Good question, Chuck. I trash around, but it's usually to get in a more comfortable position. Then peace follows. So I would hope the robot would capture both.

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Rob Spiegel   11/10/2013 8:42:12 AM
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Good point, Chuck. There are some who believe the uncanny valley is a generational phenomenon. Young people who grow up with robots may not experience this discomfort.

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taimoortariq   11/9/2013 10:49:14 PM
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This is very impressive, this shows how much robots are influencing our lives. They are not only targeting our needs, like in industry or government sector, but are also making impact on our every day lives.

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Greg M. Jung   11/9/2013 9:02:42 PM
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I am very impressed with all the creative ways robots are used in this slideshown for artistic applications.  I especially liked the "skeletal-looking hands" which were 'creepy' until you smiled and also the use of robots as actors.  (Maybe the actor's union will object to this application...)

 

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