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What Is the Uncanny Valley? [Video]


Lifelike robots and animations can elicit a response that's somewhere between uncomfortable and creeped out. Scientific American editor Larry Greenemeier explains why in our latest Instant Egghead video:

More to explore:

What Should a Robot Look Like? (Scientific American)

Is the Uncanny Valley Real? (BBC Future)

Translation of Masahiro Mori's 1970 paper (IEEE Spectrum)



Written & presented by Larry Greenemeier

Edited by Joss Fong

Produced by Eric R. Olson

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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