After the recent exhibition we opened here at CCCB, called "HUMAN+. The future of our species" (http://www.cccb.org/en/exhibitions/file/human-/129032) we publish a post entitled << The “uncanny valley” hypothesis in robots >>. One of the challenges inherent to robotics is the creation of an automaton that looks and behaves exactly like a human being. But what happens in the meantime? The “uncanny valley” hypothesis holds that when a robot looks and moves almost, but not exactly, like a human being, it causes a response of disconcert and revulsion in the observer. Several approaches have been used to try to explain this aesthetic phenomenon, which is not proven but has nonetheless become widely know in the last few decades, even finding its way into popular culture. It is a conjecture that implies a question: What makes us human in the eyes of others?
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