Robots: Is the uncanny valley real?

It’s commonly held that robots that look too similar to humans creep us out. It’s called the uncanny valley, and it leads designers to be careful to build robots that are distinctly non-human. But scientific studies have found varying responses to bots that fall into the uncanny valley. Sometimes they scare study participants and sometimes they don’t, and researchers are not quite sure why.

Story posted at: bbc.com

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