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Too real for comfort? Uncanny responses to computer generated faces
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This paper proposes several perceptual, cognitive, and social mechanisms that have already helped address riddles like empathy, mate selection, threat avoidance, cognitive dissonance. Expand
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The Uncanny Valley [From the Field]
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Masahiro Mori, a robotics professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, wrote an essay on how he envisioned people's reactions to a humanlike robot would abruptly shift from empathy to revulsion as it approached, but failed to attain, a lifelike appearance. Expand
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The uncanny advantage of using androids in cognitive and social science research
The development of robots that closely resemble human beings can contribute to cognitive research. An android provides an experimental apparatus that has the potential to be controlled more preciselyExpand
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Revisiting the uncanny valley theory: Developing and validating an alternative to the Godspeed indices
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Mori (1970) proposed a hypothetical graph describing a nonlinear relation between a character's degree of human likeness and the emotional response of the human perceiver. Expand
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Subjective Ratings of Robot Video Clips for Human Likeness , Familiarity , and Eeriness : An Exploration of the Uncanny Valley
Masahiro Mori observed that as robots come to look more humanlike, they seem more familiar, until a point is reached at which subtle deviations from human norms cause them to look creepy. He referredExpand
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Does Japan really have robot mania? Comparing attitudes by implicit and explicit measures
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Japan has more robots than any other country with robots contributing to many areas of society, including manufacturing, healthcare, and entertainment. Expand
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Human emotion and the uncanny valley: A GLM, MDS, and Isomap analysis of robot video ratings
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This study applies regression, the generalized linear model (GLM), factor analysis, multidimensional scaling (MDS), and kernel isometric mapping to analyze ratings of 27 emotions of 18 moving figures whose appearance varies along a human likeness continuum. Expand
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Reducing consistency in human realism increases the uncanny valley effect; increasing category uncertainty does not
Human replicas may elicit unintended cold, eerie feelings in viewers, an effect known as the uncanny valley. Masahiro Mori, who proposed the effect in 1970, attributed it to inconsistencies in theExpand
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Cognitive developmental robotics as a new paradigm for the design of humanoid robots
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This paper proposes cognitive developmental robotics(CDR) as a new principle for the design of humanoid robots. Expand
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Androids as an Experimental Apparatus: Why Is There an Uncanny Valley and Can We Exploit It?
Abstract. It seems natural to assume that the more It seems natural to assume that the more closely robots come to resemble people, the more likely they are to elicit the kinds of responses peopleExpand
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