uncanny valley

"The Truth About Robots and the Uncanny Valley: Analysis"

"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."

Read the full story at Popular Mechanics.

MacDorman quoted in story on the Uncanny Valley

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/.

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