There is a meet this coming Thursday for Sydney based IA’s. More information on the meet can be found at the Cocktail Hour IAWiki page. See you then. :)
As a topic starter, Eric forward a link to an interesting article, by Dave Bryant titled, The Uncanny Valley, which looks at Japanese roboticist Doctor Masahiro Mori’s research concept, that provide’s an insight into human psychological reaction to robotic design.
The concept can equally be applicable to interactions with nearly any nonhuman object. It is an interesting read.