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Submission + - Why Do We Fear The Headless Dog Robot? (hplusmagazine.com) 1

destinyland writes: Whether it's the BigDog military quadruped robot or an anthropomorphic walking robot that sweats, they provoke a common human-robot revulsion. Japanese roboticist Masahiro Mori describes it as "the Uncanny Valley," arguing near-lifelike creatures can seem real but unhealthy and even "genetically unfit". "The Uncanny Valley effect is most often evoked by the face," but interestingly enough, the BigDog robot doesn't have a face. In this case its the legs which are so realistic, they create the impression that the robot is alive but still headless and unhealthy.
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Why Do We Fear The Headless Dog Robot?

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