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Subjective Ratings of Robot Video Clips for Human Likeness , Familiarity , and Eeriness : An Exploration of the Uncanny Valley

  title={Subjective Ratings of Robot Video Clips for Human Likeness , Familiarity , and Eeriness : An Exploration of the Uncanny Valley},
  author={K. MacDorman},
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 to this dip in familiarity and corresponding surge in strangeness as the uncanny valley. The eerie sensation associated with a mismatch between human expectations and a robot’s behavior provides a useful source of feedback to improve the cognitive models implemented in the robot. Is the uncanny… Expand
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