Friday, January 07, 2022


The Uncanny Valley rears it head again, this time in the guise of Ameca, a digital gal for the ages.

UK-based robotics company Engineered Arts made a huge splash last month with a teaser video of its humanoid robot, with many eerily uncanny expressions, which went viral on social media.

Even the likes of Elon Musk commented on the video, noting just how unsettling it was to watch the robot’s perfectly executed impressions.

Now, we finally get to see more of the robot in action. Engineered Arts took its robot called Ameca — it’s a “she” according to its owners, by the way — to this year’s CES convention in Las Vegas, and had it sit down for an interview with CNET.

It gets better.

'You have to distance yourself from it being a human': Meeting Ameca the humanoid

Last year, Ameca the humanoid blinked to life and quickly went viral. At CES 2022, I got the first public demonstration of this lifelike robot, and saw just how blurred the lines between human and android are becoming.

The Uncanny Valley

The uncanny valley lives ...

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