Expanding the Uncanny Valley

July 20, 2007 - buddhism / cyberculture / cyborgism / Masahiro Mori / technogenesis / temple of cyborgism

In 2005, Japanese roboticist Masahiro Mori issued a brief article, On Uncanny Valley, which proposes an amendment to his original graph of familiarity vs. appearance (human likeness). He adds “something more attractive and amiable than human beings in the further right-hand side of the valley.” I’ve created this figure as a sketch of this expanded notion of Mori’s valley.

Uncanny Valley