Understanding the Uncanny: The Effects of Human Similarity on Aversion towards Humanlike Robots

Strait, Megan.


  • Abstract: Towards facilitating their reception by and communication with human interactants, robots intended for social contexts are often designed with explicit humanlike attributes. However, observation of an "uncanny valley" - a phenomenon in which certain humanlike entities provoke aversion - has lead some to caution against this practice. Substantial evidence supports both of these contrastin... read more
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