Assignment One: Presentation

This is my Androids presentation.

From researching my presentation topic I learnt about the other side of creating Androids and humanoid robots; their design. If humanoid robots are to be integrated into society one day, we have to be able to comfortably accept them and be willing to work alongside them. Apart of this comfortability comes from how they look. What I found was that there is a certain design on humanoid robots that has us feeling threatened, because we find some parts of it frightening and others not. This is called the “uncanny valley”, which lies between robotics that we know are not human and robotics that we can’t distinguish from other humans. If Androids are to live alongside us, researchers must find a way to make them move and exist without lying in the uncanny valley, or our basic survival instincts will be to reject them.

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