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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.

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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 ...