The Uncanny Valley

Many of you may have heard me talk about an amazing essay I read a few years ago, talking about aesthetic design theory in robotics. Anyhow, I finally found the essay that describes Masahiro Mori's theory, and for anyone interested in seeing the original instead of my poor paraphrased version, check out The Uncanny Valley : Why are monster-movie zombies so horrifying and talking animals so fascinating? by Dave Bryant.

If you haven't heard me rant about this, read the essay (it's short) and gain insight into how humans think

Wikipedia also has information on the Uncanny Valley


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