Uncanny Valley - Petchu Ketcha

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Uncanny Valley - Petchu Ketcha

  1. 1. UNCANNY VALLEYThe uncanny valley is a hypothesis (byJapanese roboticist Doctor MasahiroMori) in the field of robotics and 3Dcomputer animation, which holds thatwhen human replicas look and actalmost, but not perfectly, like actualhuman beings, it causes a responseof revulsion among human observers
  2. 2. UNCANNY VALLEYThe name captures the idea that analmost human-looking robot willseem overly "strange" to a humanbeing, will produce a feeling ofuncanniness, and will thus fail toevoke the empathic responserequired for productive human-robotinteraction.
  3. 3. I SEE DEAD PEOPLEIf we were to see a dead body wewould know that the form andlikeness of the figure was human, butthe pale skin and and empty eyestrigger the brain enacting a responsethat something is not quite right.
  4. 4. PIXAR AND THEUNCANNY VALLEYWhen Pixar screened a computer-animatedshort film called "Tin Toy" in 1988, testaudiences hated the sight of thepseudo-realistic baby named "Billy" whoterrorized the toys. Such a strong reactionpersuaded Pixar to avoid making uncannilyrealistic human characters
  5. 5. Tin Toy, 1988 Pixar human characters"Anyone who thinks that emulating reality is theHoly Grail is not a great animator. Because the goalisnt to emulate humans. The goal is to create worksof art and to tell stories."Pixar co-founder and President Ed Catmull
  6. 6. Incredibles Mars needs Moms
  7. 7. ZOMBIESUp to a point, we find human-likecharacteristics appealing and evenendearing in robots and animatedcharacters (think C-3PO and BartSimpson). But when theirappearance—particularly that of theirface—becomes almost life-like, weoften find them eerie, andzombie-like.
  8. 8. Ventriloquist Dummy Bunraku Puppet
  9. 9. WAX DOLLS
  10. 10. BAD PHOTOSHOP
  11. 11. "Tintin looks simultaneously too human and not human atall, his face weirdly fetal, his eyes glassy and vacant insteadof bursting with animated life." New York Magazine
  12. 12. COULROPHOBIA (FEAR OF CLOWNS)According to a psychologyprofessor at California StateUniversity, Northridge, youngchildren are "very reactive to afamiliar body type with anunfamiliar face".In July 2006, the Bestival, had to withdraw a requestto festival goers to come dressed as clowns due tothe unexpectedly high prevalence of claimedcoulrophobia among the potential audience
  13. 13. Simroid.Used fordentalpractice
  14. 14. PLASTIC SURGERYThose who have had lots of plasticsurgery should fit somewhere inUncanny Valley. That slight revulsionof "who that used to be."
  15. 15. The biggest box-office bomb in film history unadjusted for inflation

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