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Questions tagged [uncanny-valley]

The Uncanny Valley is a theory first proposed by Masahiro Mori that posits that people find a robot more familiar, the more human-like its appearance is, but there is a sharp drop, once the robot looks very realistic but not quite real, where our reaction turns to disgust, before rising again once we can no longer distinguish it from a real human. Mori expected the effect to be more pronounced for moving robots as opposed to still images.


In HRI, how is the “uncanny valley” experienced by people on the autism spectrum?

I'm familiar with the idea of the uncanny valley theory in human-robot interaction, where robots with almost human appearance are perceived as creepy. I also know that there have been research studies ...