Uncanny Valley

What is the Uncanny Valley?

The Uncanny Valley is a area of design were robots and 3D models of humans start to look creepy, weird and not human. The graph below shows how real or fake toys, machines, models and toys can be. Industrial robots don't generally resemble humans at all so they are far away from the valley. Something like a humanoid robot on the other hand can start to look human but something may be missing so it starts to looks odd, out of place and creepy.

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