The uncanny valley

If robots look too much like a human, but don’t act enough like one it really freaks people.

Robot researchers call this the ‘Uncanny valley’.

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They need to move as naturally as we do. We have 42 different muscles in our faces, for example. So to really look human, a robot would need as many and to use them as subtly as we do when we make different expressions.


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