The Uncanny Valley [From the Field]
IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, pp. 98-100, 2012.
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More than 40 years ago, Masahiro Mori, a robotics professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, wrote an essay  on how he envisioned people's reactions to robots that looked and acted almost like a human. In particular, he hypothesized that a person's response to a humanlike robot would abruptly shift from empathy to revulsio...More
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