Oct 29, 2021

New Robots May Be Creepier Than The Uncanny Valley

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“Technological advances in robotics have already produced robots that are indistinguishable from human beings,” they write. “If humanoid robots with the same appearance are mass-produced and become commonplace, we may encounter circumstances in which people or human-like products have faces with the exact same appearance in the future.”

To test peoples’ reactions, the team asked people to look at photos of individuals with the same face (clones), with different faces, and of… See more.

The uncanny valley is the scientific explanation for why we all find clowns or corpses creepy. And just when we thought nothing could be more alarming than clowns, scientists have found an even uncannier way to freak us out.

New research finds that there is something even creepier than the uncanny valley: clones. Scientists now predict that when convincing humanoid robots with identical faces are launched, we are all going to panic.

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