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Unformatted text preview: Uyen Pham CAT 3 May 6 th , 2009 WEEK 5 SUM MAR IES I The Uncanny Valley On the graph of familiarity versus appearance, industrial robots lie near the origin because of their unfamiliarity to human being. Humanoid robots has appearance that is closer to human thus increase our sense of familiarity; they lie higher on the familiarity axis and further to the right on the human likeness axis. The graph has two peaks: stylization and photo-realism. The first peak includes objects that have a safe familiarity by a non-humanlike design. The second peak is for objects that can be as real as human beings. Prosthetic hands although have a very high human likeness they evoke strangeness or negative familiarity, thus lie at the bottom of the uncanny valley. Puppets on the other hand have a high familiarity because of their movements although they have very little in common appearance with human. The reason for the existence of the uncanny valley comes from the similarity of zombie and too real looking robots. Human beings possess a fear of the living dead.of the living dead....
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