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Androids as an Experimental Apparatus: Why Is There an Uncanny Valley and Can We Exploit It?

@inproceedings{MacDorman2005AndroidsAA,
  title={Androids as an Experimental Apparatus: Why Is There an Uncanny Valley and Can We Exploit It?},
  author={K. MacDorman},
  year={2005}
}
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 direct toward each other. However, subtle flaws in appearance and movement only seem eerie in very humanlike robots. This uncanny phenomenon may be symptomatic of entities that elicit a model of a human other but do not measure up to it. If so, a very humanlike robot may provide the best means of… Expand
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