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The Uncanny Valley [From the Field]
The following is the first publication of an English translation that has been authorized and reviewed by Mori and explored its implications for human-robot interaction and computer-graphics animation, whereas others have investigated its biological and social roots.
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 precisely
Does Japan really have robot mania? Comparing attitudes by implicit and explicit measures
Despite the media's hype about Japan’s robot ‘craze,’ response similarities suggest factors other than attitude better explain robot adoption.
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 referred
Human emotion and the uncanny valley: A GLM, MDS, and Isomap analysis of robot video ratings
This study applies regression, the generalized linear model, factor analysis, multidimensional scaling, and kernel isometric mapping to analyze ratings of 27 emotions of 18 moving figures whose appearance varies along a human likeness continuum to indicate attributions of eerie and creepy better capture the authors' visceral reaction to an uncanny robot than strange.
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 people