Danger Avoidance: An Evolutionary Explanation of Uncanny Valley

  title={Danger Avoidance: An Evolutionary Explanation of Uncanny Valley},
  author={Mahdi Muhammad Moosa and S. Ud-Dean},
  journal={Biological Theory},
From common sense one might be lured to think that as the appearance of synthetic agents, such as robots and computeranimated characters, approaches near to human appearance, they tend to be more interesting and likeable by humans. Although this intuition stands up to a point, it is not always the case. The concept of “Uncanny Valley,” a hypothesis put forth by the famous roboticist Masahiro Mori in 1970, gives an outline regarding human reaction toward human-like synthetic agents. It states… Expand
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