The Uncanny Valley in Games and Animation

Written By Angela Tinwell
The Uncanny Valley in Games and Animation
  • Publsiher : CRC Press
  • Release : 10 December 2014
  • ISBN : 146658694X
  • Pages : 236 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Uncanny Valley in Games and Animation written by Angela Tinwell which was release on 10 December 2014, this book published by CRC Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Advances in technology have enabled animators and video game designers to design increasingly realistic, human-like characters in animation and games. Although it was intended that this increased realism would allow viewers to appreciate the emotional state of characters, research has shown that audiences often have a negative reaction as the human likeness of a character increases. This phenomenon, known as the Uncanny Valley, has become a benchmark for measuring if a character is believably realistic and authentically human like. This book is an essential guide on how to overcome the Uncanny Valley phenomenon when designing human-like characters in digital applications. In this book, the author provides a synopsis of literature about the Uncanny Valley phenomenon and explains how it was introduced into contemporary thought. She then presents her theories on its possible psychological causes based on a series of empirical studies. The book focuses on how aspects of facial expression and speech can be manipulated to overcome the Uncanny Valley in character design. The Uncanny Valley in Games and Animation presents a novel theory that goes beyond previous research in that the cause of the Uncanny Valley is based on a perceived lack of empathy in a character. This book makes an original, scholarly contribution to our current understanding of the Uncanny Valley phenomenon and fills a gap in the literature by assessing the biological and social roots of the Uncanny Valley and its implications for computer-graphics animation.

The Uncanny Valley in Games and Animation

The Uncanny Valley in Games and Animation
  • Author : Angela Tinwell
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-10
  • Total pages : 236
  • ISBN : 146658694X
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Summary : Advances in technology have enabled animators and video game designers to design increasingly realistic, human-like characters in animation and games. Although it was intended that this increased realism would allow viewers to appreciate the emotional state of characters, research has shown that audiences often have a negative reaction as the ...

The Uncanny Valley Hypothesis and beyond

The Uncanny Valley Hypothesis and beyond
  • Author : Marcus Cheetham
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2018-03-19
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 146658694X
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Summary : A field of theory and research is evolving around the question highlighted in the Uncanny Valley Hypothesis: How does high realism in anthropomorphic design influence human experience and behaviour? The Uncanny Valley Hypothesis posits that a very humanlike character or object (e.g., robot, prosthetic limb, doll) can evoke a ...

Beyond the Uncanny Valley

Beyond the Uncanny Valley
  • Author : Claudia Schmuckli,Janna Keegan,Yuk Hui
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 146658694X
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Summary : An investigation of the cultural and academic discourse around new technology through a lens of artistic practice In 1970 Japanese engineer Masahiro Mori introduced the concept of the "uncanny valley" as a terrain of existential uncertainty that humans experience when confronted with autonomous machines that mimic their physical and mental properties. ...

Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley
  • Author : Anna Wiener
  • Publisher : MCD
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 146658694X
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Summary : A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2020. Named one of the Best Books of 2020 by The Washington Post, NPR, the Los Angeles Times, ELLE, Esquire, Parade, Teen Vogue, The Times (UK), Fortune, Glamour, Town & Country, Apartment Therapy, Good Housekeeping, Electric Literature, Self, The ...

Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley
  • Author : S. Mickey Lin
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-10-15
  • Total pages : 161
  • ISBN : 146658694X
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Summary : Questions of identity and humanity galvanise the 12 stories in this provocative and eclectic collection by S. Mickey Lin, an original new voice in speculative fiction. The title story ‘Uncanny Valley’ reveals a glimpse of a futuristic Singapore where the Minister of Speculative Technology investigates virtual reality while the Ministry of ...

An exploration of the Uncanny Valley and its consequences

An exploration of the Uncanny Valley and its consequences
  • Author : Andrea Attwenger
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2018-01-08
  • Total pages : 7
  • ISBN : 146658694X
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Summary : Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Computer Science - Internet, New Technologies, grade: 1.0, LMU Munich (Institut für Informatik), course: Hauptseminar Medieninformatik, language: English, abstract: Humans usually favor the company of beings similar to them and it is therefore natural to assume that with increasing human likeness, robots ...

The Uncanny Valley

The Uncanny Valley
  • Author : Jennifer Martelli
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-05-22
  • Total pages : 120
  • ISBN : 146658694X
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Summary : "Jennifer Martelli's tightly focused poems invite us into an imperfect world defined by her rich personal history. This is a place she knows well, one that is continually reinvented by the people who are its fabric. Once within these walls we find that the struggle is real and the poet ...

The Uncanny Valley Girl

The Uncanny Valley Girl
  • Author : Stephen W Houser
  • Publisher : Lionel A. Blanchard
  • Release Date : 2020-10-11
  • Total pages : 204
  • ISBN : 146658694X
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Summary : Artificial intelligence. Replicant. Robot. Humanot. When artificial intelligents first entered society, their designers strove to overcome the gap between being human and looking human. But people could always spot even the most human appearing AIs as artificial. Uncanny valley was an engineering term to designate this alienation--this gap--that humans experienced ...

Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley
  • Author : Alistair Gentry
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2013-01-21
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 146658694X
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Summary : Collected short fiction by Alistair Gentry. A magic talking dog castrates the Estuary Gaffer Tape Rapist with his teeth... A robot maid becomes infatuated with a painting by Gauguin and trades housework for sabotage... Lies and sexual deviance at the offices of Gene, the Magazine for Modern Parents... The last ...

Exploring the Uncanny Valley

Exploring the Uncanny Valley
  • Author : Martina Mara
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 169
  • ISBN : 146658694X
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Summary : Download or read online Exploring the Uncanny Valley written by Martina Mara, published by which was released on 2014. Get Exploring the Uncanny Valley Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley
  • Author : C. A. Gray
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2020-02-24
  • Total pages : 270
  • ISBN : 146658694X
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Summary : **Dystopian coming-of-age in a world of superintelligent A.I.** Rebecca Cordeaux only wants to live a normal life, until she discovers that her conspiracy theorist father's death may not have been an accident. With the help of her former boss Liam, a conspiracy theorist himself, Rebecca learns that the Renegades' ...

The Uncanny Valley

The Uncanny Valley
  • Author : S W Campbell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-03
  • Total pages : 302
  • ISBN : 146658694X
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Summary : Paul is an every man gone off the rails. Fearing the tightening noose of government surveillance he sets out with his family on a twisting psychological jaunt to break free of society's restrictions, no matter what the cost. Hero and villain. Culprit and victim. Paul is stuck in a world ...

Uncannily Human

Uncannily Human
  • Author : Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 356
  • ISBN : 146658694X
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Summary : Download or read online Uncannily Human written by Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten, published by which was released on 2014. Get Uncannily Human Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Magnus Robot Fighter Vol 2 Uncanny Valley

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  • Author : Fred Van Lente
  • Publisher : Dynamite Entertainment
  • Release Date : 2015-08-05
  • Total pages : 150
  • ISBN : 146658694X
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Summary : Retreating from the mad, mad world of mechanical overlords, Magnus descends into the SubStructure, where a bizarre collection of feral humans called Gophs live free from robot society. Winding up in the Uncanny Valley, a forbidden sex and death club, the timelost rebel discovers a gladiatorial pit where humans fight ...

Uncanny Valley 3

Uncanny Valley  3
  • Author : Nicole M. Taylor
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release Date : 2015-08-01
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 146658694X
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Summary : SennTech is pleased to announce its latest--and finest--creation: a Hart-style Bot who can see individual DNA signatures. Her first assignment: find Edmond West and stick to him like glue. She's not the only one obsessed with the former-inventor; hostile forces are converging on the little island where Edmond and Hart ...