Robotic Finger Massage

Date 06 Jun 2018, 12:00 - 22:00

This interactive piece of clothing is capable of giving massages on the go. You can simply put it on, and relax. Within this piece of clothing, the concept of the 'uncanny valley' is used. This theory suggests that when an object looks human, but not exactly like a real human, it feels strangely familiar and uncanny. As a result the observer will feel frightened and the object becomes a bit mysterious. In this work, the makers of the the Robotic Finger Massage embrace the concept of the uncanny valley and reverse this frightening idea and transform into an interesting and relaxing experience. Try it on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday!


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