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Alex
08-19-2008, 02:12 PM
What do you think?

YouTube - Meet "Emily" - Image Metrics Tech Demo
Is this leaping the Uncanny Valley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_Valley)?


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Hephaistos
08-19-2008, 02:23 PM
What do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLiX5d3rC6o
Is this leaping the Uncanny Valley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_Valley)?


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Well, up until her face got all freaky, I thought she was kind of cute...so I suppose I'd have to say the uncanny valley was bridged in my case. Software image processing is getting extremely impressive. Now if only the AI would do a little catching up.

4mem8
08-19-2008, 02:29 PM
Amazing Alex, Just amazing, Just as soon as we get faster processing power we will go leaps abounds in these area's.

Adrenalynn
08-19-2008, 02:58 PM
I don't think processing power is the hold-up today...

The uncanny was not lept for me. I fell into it about 15 seconds into the demonstration - the big tip was the frame-rate which I at first attributed to the streaming medium, but it made me start looking for problems.

Hephaistos
08-19-2008, 04:15 PM
I don't think processing power is the hold-up today...
I completely agree. I think it's more of a programming issue. As Rodney Brooks recently stated (http://www.newsweek.com/id/151581?GT1=43001), "Whether we humans are smart enough to build such machines is a different question. Maybe we're just not smart enough. That pisses off the scientists when I say that."

I'm sure he said that a little tongue-in-cheek. I don't think it's that we cannot build such intelligent machines, we just haven't figure out how to do it yet.

metaform3d
08-19-2008, 04:24 PM
Eh. It's just fancy motion capture, and they didn't change the camera angle which is pretty disappointing for a mocap demo.

Adrenalynn
08-19-2008, 04:27 PM
Agreed, Meta. Gotta admit it would increase thru-put on a mocap project though.

4mem8
08-20-2008, 01:17 AM
I was referring to the robot not Emily.

Adrenalynn
08-20-2008, 01:56 AM
I don't know what her processing power is. :)

metaform3d
08-20-2008, 04:27 AM
I was referring to the robot not Emily.What robot?

4mem8
08-20-2008, 06:28 AM
metaform3d: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repliee
and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_Valley