The uncanny advantage of using androids in cognitive and social science research

@article{MacDorman2006TheUA,
  title={The uncanny advantage of using androids in cognitive and social science research},
  author={Karl F. MacDorman and Hiroshi Ishiguro},
  journal={Interaction Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={297-337}
}
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 than any human actor. However, preliminary results indicate that only very humanlike devices can elicit the broad range of responses that people typically direct toward each other. Conversely, to build androids capable of emulating human behavior, it is necessary to investigate social activity in… 
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