Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Simroids: Dentistry in the Uncanny Valley

BoingBoing has a story today about "Simroids", a kind of Japanese robot that helps train dentistry students. Because it combines several IS theme (robots, the uncanny valley, Japanese pop culture, schlock horror), you might find it worth a look. Aside from the noted creepiness, there's the unfortunate choice of name: "Simroid" sounds like training for repair work at the other end of the alimentary canal.

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