The Uncanny Valley and The Polar Express

The first of Freud's examples of the uncanny - a dead, inanimate or mechanical object behaving as if alive - has been examined with respect to robotic behaviour. It has also given rise to the notion of the ‘uncanny valley’. In his essay published in 1970 Masahiro Mori described the phenomenon in which robots (or other … Continue reading The Uncanny Valley and The Polar Express

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