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Perky avatars bring 'Uncanny Valley' to NYC airports

The Port Authority of New York will be trying out lady-sized video billboards through the end of the year.

By 22 May 2012


You're going to freak over these uncanny masks

Your own personal uncanny valley is just a few clicks away with these custom-printed balaclavas.

By 4 June 2014


Uncanny valley of keyboards: Do small keys bother you?

How important is a keyboard to you when buying an ultraportable, and do fuller keys make you happier? In reviewing Lenovo's latest Netbooks, we began to wonder.

By 25 July 2009


The most horrifying robot baby you'll ever meet

Meet Diego-san, the oversized robot baby that has a semi-realistic, uncanny-valley head on a naked robot skeleton.

By 11 January 2013


Real-life anime girl bats her enormous eyelashes at you

Welcome to the real-world version of the Uncanny Valley. A young Ukrainian woman explodes her eyes and cinches her waist to become a real-life anime character.

By 3 October 2012


The training robots that are saving lives

At Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital, the EdWise team runs training simulations to help medical staff understand how to respond to emergency situations. We get up close and personal with the uncanny valley.

By 18 September 2012


Sculpteo 3D printing: Be your own action figure

3D printing start-up welcomes you into your own personal uncanny valley with a custom mini-you figurine.

By 26 March 2011


Robot washes windows so you don't have to

Rollin' Justin the robot impresses humans with its dexterous movements when cleaning windows. One household chore down, 3,000 more to go!

By 13 August 2014


Robot learns to walk while damaged

Researchers look to animals for inspiration in developing a groundbreaking algorithm to help broken robots adapt quickly and keep moving.

By 5 August 2014


World's first android newscasters unveiled in Japan

The fascination with weird and wonderful robots at the Android: What is a Human? exhibition continues, as Japan unveils the world's first android newscasters.

By 25 June 2014