In Episode 13 we are joined by Rachele Benjamin from the Culture & Self Lab at the University of British Columbia. We discuss what uncertainty is and why it makes us feel uncomfortable. Rachele shares with us what the uncanny valley is and why it makes robots so spooky. Why are humanlike things distressing? What is the uncanny valley? How do you avoid a brain-freeze? All this and much more in Uncertainty, Spooky Robots, and the Uncanny Valley with Rachele Benjamin!