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Sunday, December 01, 2013

Uncanny Valleys of Human Interaction

The 'uncanny valley' describes the uneasy reaction people have to robotics that look very similar to human beings, but they know are artificial.  A lengthy piece on the topic.  Of course a valley has a rise on the other side, and if we ultimately don't know its artificial?  Sounds arcane, but a very interesting view of our own built in emotions.  Also, in the WP, from which the example image on the right comes.

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