tweet from Curiosity Rover "new tech OnSight lets my team join me on Mars without leaving Earth"

Telexploration, OnSight, and HoloLens “on” Mars

January 22, 2015 / 1 comment

With the announcement of the Microsoft HoloLens project, it’s become clear that NASA is working with Microsoft on developing this technology for use in “telexploration.” Jeff Norris, who works for NASA, tweeted today: “I have spent a long time not talking about holograms. Now I’m not going to shut up about them!” At Visualized in…

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Android Theater & The Uncanny Valley

February 10, 2013 / 0 comments

Last night, during the ‘blizzard,’ I went to the Japan Society to see the first play featuring an android actor. The Seinendan Theater Company and Osaka University Robot Theater Project are currently touring with two one act plays: “Sayonara” and “I, Worker.” Both written and directed by Oriza Hirata expressly for the android and robots featured in…

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Robot Crime Scene

July 29, 2007 / 0 comments

And how does Honda’s reaction to this fall make you feel? One youtube commenter said the reaction made him feel like Asimo had “been murdered.” Share this:


July 29, 2007 / 0 comments

Asimo continues to be a great example of the uncanny valley, how does watching this video make you feel? Share this:

“superhuman” or “fancy puppets”

July 29, 2007 / 0 comments

At the Humanoid Robotics Group at M.I.T., a robot’s “humanoid” qualities can include fallibility and whininess as much as physical traits like head, arms and torso. This is where our cultural images of robots as superhumans run headlong into the reality of motors, actuators and cold computer code. the article… Share this: