Prosthetic Hands Trigger Uncanny Valley Sense of Creepiness

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Prosthetic Hands Trigger Uncanny Valley Sense of Creepiness

Creepy humanoid robots and animated Hollywood characters have been accused of triggering the so-called “uncanny valley” phenomenon—that eerie or unsettling feeling people experience in response to not-quite-human figures. But a new study shows how even a prosthetic hand can trigger a similar sense of unease.The notion of the …