Posted on Sunday, 8 May, 2011 | 19 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
Image credit: Jiuguang Wang
The closer to human a robot appears to be the more likely it is for people to find it repulsive.
The term "uncanny valley" is sometimes used to describe the idea that while we find robots interesting and delightful as they begin to resemble humans, the closer they become to human-like the more the response turns to that of revulsion.
"The “valley” therefore describes those robots that fall in the zombie no-man’s-land between “almost human” and “fully human”."