The uncanny valley effect

My lovely friend Stephanie Lay is doing her PHD research into the uncanny valley effect on the human psyche.

Wiki article here

The uncanny valley effect is how humanoid robots affect us as pyschologically. She was recently asked about her research in The Escapist magazine, the article is here.

Her blog is here

And please be kind and participate in her research here.

Stephanie's research links beautifully into A.I. Neural Networks, Robotics and Computer Science so please read the blog, it's awesome stuff :D
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Students in 'Weird Science' Halloween party arrested under anti-terror laws

A group of students had their 'Mad Scientist' party brought to an abrupt end when police mistook them for terrorists.

The private party, held in Hackney, north London, was organised by a group of friends dressed in white laboratory coats and wigs, who put on a display of theatrical 'experiments' to entertain guests.

But when police entered the building for a routine check in the early hours of Sunday morning, they discovered scientific debris and plastic skeletons and mistook it for terrorist paraphernalia or drug-making equipment.
[Source: Daily Mail (full article) ]