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Famous 'Uncanny Valley' Essay Translated, Published In Full 70

Posted by timothy
from the he-looks-amazingly-realistic-too dept.
An anonymous reader writes "IEEE has published an English translation of the 1970 essay in which Japanese roboticist Masahiro Mori introduced the now-famous concept of the Uncanny Valley. The original essay was in Japanese, and IEEE says this is the first publication of a translation authorized and reviewed by Mori. They also have an interview with Mori, who still thinks that robot designers should not attempt to 'cross' the Uncanny Valley."
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Famous 'Uncanny Valley' Essay Translated, Published In Full

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  • Re:Refuted? (Score:5, Funny)

    by ls671 (1122017) on Tuesday June 12, 2012 @09:57AM (#40295733) Homepage

    damn I mean I did NOT know...

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 12, 2012 @11:32AM (#40297067)

    Really? I wasn't creeped out by Final Fantasy except when they kiss in space. In fact, when the bad guy pulls a gun against his head, I thought "Damn, what a scene!".

    /me notes down "Cannot discern between corpses and characters, questionable taste in character development, most likely frothing Final Fantasy fan; Diagnosis: HIGHLY HAZARDOUS; Recommendations: Safe to ignore subject's artistic, writing, or video game tastes; Make sure to post anonymously to avoid having to talk to subject; Observe subject from afar to avoid spread of infection."

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