I am going to make a number of assumptions about a certain group of roboticists. They:
- May have heard the term “Uncanny Valley.”
- Are vaguely aware that it has something to do with people’s revulsion of certain types of humanoid robots.
- Feel the concept of “Uncanny Valley” has nothing to do with them, because they deal with “real” robots, not those faddish, impractical, Japanese human imitation contraptions.
If the above describes you, guess what? You are wrong; the “Uncanny Valley” may impact your work, and sooner than you think.