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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Updating the Uncanny Valley

We did related work with advertising and marketing engagements, fascinating area of behavioral interaction. 

by Carol Clark, Emory University

Androids, or robots with human-like features, are often more appealing to people than those that resemble machines—but only up to a certain point. Many people experience an uneasy feeling in response to robots that are nearly lifelike, and yet somehow not quite "right." The feeling of affinity can plunge into one of repulsion as a robot's human likeness increases, a zone known as "the uncanny valley."

The journal Perception published new insights into the cognitive mechanisms underlying this phenomenon made by psychologists at Emory University.  ... '
Shensheng Wang et al. The Uncanny Valley Phenomenon and the Temporal Dynamics of Face Animacy Perception, Perception (2020)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0301006620952611 

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