Westworld and the Science of the uncanny valley
HBO’s Westworld is a scifi example of the Uncanny Valley, the term used to explain why some robots are creepy.
Here is a link to the Science Robotics article that walks through what the Uncanny Valley is, why it is important in robotics, and why it is so hard to make life-like robots. ... http://robotics.sciencemag.org
Here is some of the reaction in the popular press:
Discover Canada - A extended clip from Daily planet where I discuss the Uncanny Valley - The Uncanny Valley | Daily Planet