Definition of uncanny valley in English:
- There are no moments of physics-defying action or characters who reside in the uncanny valley.
- Luckily, a number of practical and technological advances are allowing developers to span the Uncanny Valley in video games.
- Beautifully scripted interactions between characters, enhanced by massive advances in facial mapping, has created the possibility of something heading for the other side of the Uncanny Valley.
1970s: from a translation of Japanese bukimi no tani, coined by the roboticist Masahiro Moti, who created a graph that plotted the emotional response of a human being to a robot against the increase in the perceived realism of a robot; the graph showed a significant dip at the point where the robot's resemblance to a human is perceived to be almost exact.
- US English dictionary
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