1. Hyundai Exobaby commercial
This “harder than steel” exoskeleton turns babies into Iron Man. “The baby in the suit is you in a new Hyundai.” the commercial states.
Humanistic factor: 8 – right in the Uncanny Valley, and thus super awkward
2. Basement Jaxx- Never Say Never ft. ETML music video
How do you develop a twerking bot? In this MV, Japanese scientists are trying to develop a dancing robot (waist down, without the upper half of the body) by studying people- especially the movement of the buttocks.
Humanistic factor: 8 – Also sitting in the Uncanny Valley, because it’s very realistic sans the torso
3. OK Go- I Won’t Let You Down music video
The singers sit on Honda’s UNI-CUB robot stools, which are like sitting-down segways. Humanistic factor: 1 – It’s like a cool new vehicle
4. Paul McCartney- Appreciate music video
In this music video, Paul McCartney sings to a robot, which dances an awkwardly with him. It is uncertain how the robot ties with other elements of the music video. Humanistic factor: 2- It’s a cute robot that looks more machine than human.
5. Big Hero 6
A movie about an inflatable personal healthcare robot Baymax who is fitted into an exoskeleton- robot in a robot! Humanistic factor: 4- It doesn’t look human, but it talks and has a personality you can relate to and develop emotions for.