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

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 @10:57AM (#40295733) Homepage

    damn I mean I did NOT know...

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 12, 2012 @12:32PM (#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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