Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

Crossing the Uncanny Valley

My brother-in-law, jeff_duntemann wrote about problems with animating humans and the uncanny valley, where things that look almost human look creepy. This Wall Street Journal article explores a new technology that may -- or may not -- get animation of human beings to the non-creepy side of the valley.

Of course, you end up with creepy, green-glowing images during the process, but they go away before you're done.
Tags: cool, musings, tech

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