On the “Uncanny Valley”

What it is – How it works
By staff reporters
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“Originally coined by Masahiro Mori in 1970, the term “uncanny valley” describes our strange revulsion toward things that appear nearly human, but not quite right.”  He is a Japanese roboticist noted for his pioneering work in the fields of robotics and automation, his research achievements in humans’ emotional responses to non-human entities, as well as for his views on religion.
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According to Wikipeida, the “uncanny valley” is a hypothesis in the field of aesthetics which holds that when features look and move almost, but not exactly, like natural beings, it causes a response of revulsion among some observers.
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The “valley” refers to the dip in a graph of the comfort level of beings as subjects move toward a healthy, natural likeness described in a function of a subject’s aesthetic acceptability.
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Asessment: Here are some creepy examples.
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