Uncanny Valley

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Sep 10, 2014 16:18
This was my homework. I've already submitted this, but I'm happy to share with you.
Moreover I'd be happy if you could fix my sentences.

The topic is "Pepper."
(Pepper is a humanoid robot by Aldebaran Robotics and SoftBank Mobile : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepper_(robot) )

I don't know much about Pepper, so I'll introduce one of the theories about robots to you.
Humanoid is known that it has the uncanny valley.
“Uncanny” means strange, weird, unusual and difficult to explain.
Valley is a low place between mountains.

This theory shows how people feel when they see a humanoid.
At first people feel good chemistry for the robot if it looks like a machine but it has the part like a face. The features are getting closer to human, people feel friendly, even sympathy.
However the features get over the border, people suddenly feel strange or weird, sometimes even hatred.

So I don’t think the features of the robot should better get close to human too much.
I don’t know about Pepper’s functions, but at least the appearance seems good.

(ペッパーはアルデバラン・ロボティクスとソフトバンクによる人型ロボットです。詳しくはこちらを。→ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepper_(robot))