Slideshow: Humanoid Robots Get Real

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Ivan Kirkpatrick
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Ivan Kirkpatrick   9/26/2011 10:55:01 AM
How much of this is related the familiarity of the human subject with the robot?  People can get used to a lot given some time.

I think there was a Twilight Zone episode to the effect.  A man wrongfully imprisoned I think on an asteroid was given a female robot companion.  When he had to leave she could not go with him and he was distraught, etc.

I wonder how much of the uncanny valley disappears over time once a greater familiarity is experienced by the humans. 

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