Gender Differences in the Impact of Presentational Factors in Human Character Animation on Decisions in Ethical Dilemmas
"An oft-cited theory in robotics, the uncanny valley, refers to that point along the chart of robot–human likeness where a robot looks and acts nearly—but not exactly—like a human. This subtle imperfection, the theory states, causes people's feelings toward robots to veer from fondness to revulsion."
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Karl MacDorman, director of the Android Science Center, was recently featured in an article on the evolutionary origins of the uncanny valley. Read it now at http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/uncanny_valley/.