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Anthropomorphism: What Science Fiction Can Tell Us About Yelling at Computers and Naming Roombas

Nathan Shedroff | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology
Nathan Shedroff

For less humanoid systems, people respond idiosyncratically. For example, some people name their Roomba vacuums and speak of them almost like a pet but others do not. So what aspects of a system might provide those triggers?

Will We Ever Cross The 'Uncanny Valley?'

Posted 04.03.2012 | Science

By Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer Published 04/03/2012 09:57 AM EDT When Pixar screened a computer-animated short film called "Tin ...