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The Uncanny Valley. First discovered by robotics professor Masahiro Mori in 1970, The Uncanny Valley is defined as a level of realism in robots in which the human observer has a negative reaction. Any less realistic and we feel empathy; any more realistic and we can’t distinguish that it’s artificial. But that space in-between in which you want to puke or kick it? That’s The Uncanny Valley.
originally posted by: Jefferton