The Uncanny wall

Angela Tinwell, Mark Nicholas Grimshaw, Andrew Williams

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This paper proposes that increasing technological sophistication in the creation of realism for human-like, virtual characters is matched by increasing technological discernment on the part of the viewer. One of the goals for achieving a realism that is believable for virtual characters is to overcome the Uncanny Valley where perceived strangeness or familiarity is rated against perceived human-likeness. Empirical evidence shows that the Uncanny can be applied to virtual characters, yet implies a more complex picture than the shape of a deep valley with a sharp gradient as depicted in Mori's original plot of the Uncanny Valley. Our results imply that: (1) perceived familiarity is dependent upon a wider range of variables other than appearance and behaviour and (2) for realistic, human-like characters, the Uncanny Valley is an impossible traverse, is not supported fully by empirical evidence and the concept is better replaced with the notion of an Uncanny Wall.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Arts and Technology
Vol/bind4
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)326-341
Antal sider16
ISSN1754-8853
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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Tinwell, Angela ; Grimshaw, Mark Nicholas ; Williams, Andrew. / The Uncanny wall. I: International Journal of Arts and Technology. 2011 ; Bind 4, Nr. 3. s. 326-341.
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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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