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The bots of the uncanny valley. By Nathan Pensky. The Daily Dot. June 30, 2014. [online]

Pixel perfect: The scientist behind the digital cloning of actors. By Margaret Talbot. The New Yorker. April 28, 2014. [print, online]

Game developers crossing the uncanny valley. By Jon Brodkin Slashdot. February 14, 2014. [online]

Her is the smartest movie about artificial intelligence in years. By Erik Sofge. Popular Science. December 20, 2013. [online]

How video games could be flattening the uncanny valley. By Dave Tach. Polygon. September 4, 2013. [online]

Is the "uncanny valley" a myth? By Annalee Newitz. io9. September 3, 2013. [online]

Robots: Is the uncanny valley real? By Rose Eveleth. BBC: Future. September 2, 2013. [online]

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When robots become co-workers and peers - A conversation with Dr. Karl MacDorman. Interviewed by Daniel G. Faggella. SentientPotential. September 2, 2013. [online]

Tetrachromacy: The uncanny valley. By David Pollack. Cloudbilt. August 13, 2013. [online]

How human should a humanoid robot look? By Abi Grogan. E&T Engineering and Technology Magazine. August 12, 2013. [online]

Episode 11 - A healthy skepticism about replicating human intelligence - with Dr. Karl F. MacDorman. Interviewed by Daniel G. Faggella. Vimeo. July 25, 2013. [online]

The psychology of the uncanny valley. By Jamie Madigan. GamesIndustry International. May 1, 2013. [online]

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On drones. By John Teschner. The Iowa Review. Spring 2013. [online]

Androïdes, pourquoi nous mettent-ils mal à l'aise? [Why do androids make us feel uneasy?]. By Valérie Devillaine. Science & Vie Junior (vol. 283, pp. 60-63). April, 2013. [print]

Valley of dread. By Mukul Sharma. Speaking Tree. March 23, 2013. [online]

La 'amenaza' humanoide [The humanoid threat]. By Eugenia RodrÍguez. ReportIndigo. February 1, 2013. [online] (In Spanish)

Valley views. From Charles Rainey. New Scientist. January 26, 2013. [online]

Retour à la “vallée de l’étrange” [Return to the uncanny valley.] By Rémi Sussan. internetACTU.net. January 24, 2013. [online]

The uncanny valley. By Paul P. Mealing. Journeyman Philosopher. January 19, 2013. [online]

Стоит ли преодолевать зловещую долину? [Whether to negotiate the uncanny valley?] By Dmitry Tselikov. Compulenta. January 16, 2013. [online]

Too close for comfort. By Joe Kloc. New Scientist. January 12, 2013. [print]

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Uncanny android sightings, from Freud to Hollywood. By Richard Fisher. New Scientist. January 9, 2012. [online]

IU, Robot. By Lisa Herrmann. Indiana Informatics. Fall, 2012 (Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 9-12). [online]

Why zombies, robots, clowns freak us out. By Elizabeth Landau. CNN.com. July 11, 2012. [online]

'Uncanny Valley' Pioneer Rethinks Creepy Objects. By Jeremy Hsu. InnovationNewsDaily. June 15, 2012. [online]

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Uncanny Valley Robots Essay Resurfaces 42 Years Later. By Nancy Owano. Phys.org. June 13, 2012. [online]

Robotics' Uncanny Valley Gets New Translation. By Jeremy Hsu. InnovationNewsDaily. June 12, 2012. [online]

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Why Creepy Uncanny Valley Keeps Us on Edge. By Jeremy Hsu. InnovationNewsDaily. April 2, 2012. [online]

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Today's Humans Ready to Love Tomorrow's Robots. By Jeremy Hsu. InnovationNewsDaily. February 13, 2012. [online]

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Mismatch in Human Realism of Face and Voice of Human Looking Animated Characters, Robots Make Us Feel Creepy. By Rich Schneider. IUPUI News Center. October 31, 2011. [online]

Why CGI Humans Are Creepy, and What Scientists Are Doing about It. By Natalie Wolchover. Life's Little Mysteries. October 18, 2011. [online]

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Don't fall into the uncanny valley. By Grant Hunter. Campaign Asia. January 28, 2011. [online]

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Bridging the uncanny valley. By Lino Stephen Peter. 3D World. December 30, 2010. [online]

Crossing the uncanny valley: As computer graphics and robots get more human, they often seem more surreal. By Kurt Kleiner. The Economist. November 18, 2010. [online]

Body Language, Robot Style. By John Schwarb. Research & Creative Activity. Indiana University Office of the Vice Provost for Research. Fall 2010. (October 20.) [online]

Robot Avatars & Medical Ethics. Interview with David W. Crabb, M.D. (Host: Barbara Lewis). Sound Medicine. 2 pm, July 25, 2010. [online]

Learning to Trust Virtual Humans. By FCW Staff. Federal Computer Week. June 7, 2010. [online]

Personagens virtuais afetam homens e mulheres de forma diferente. Diário da Saúde. May 25, 2010. [online]

Good Avatars Sway Men, Don’t Impress Women Much. By Wale Ogundipe. Motherboard.tv, May 19, 2010. [online]

Ethics in Graphic Presentation. Examiner.com Indianapolis, May 18, 2010. [online]

Computer character models influence viewer ethics. By Rick Nauert, Ph.D. PsychCentral, May 17, 2010. [online]

Females and Males React Differently to Changes in Visual Presentation. TS-Si, May 14, 2010. [online]

Virtual Appearance Matters to Men. By Cindy Fox Aisen. Futurity, May 14, 2010. [online]

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Männer reagieren auf virtuelle Menschen anders [Men Respond Differently to Virtual Persons]. By Lukas Wieselberg. Science.ORF.at, May 14, 2010. (In German, Austrian site) [online]

Virtual Humans Influence Ethical Decisions in Gender-Specific Ways. IUPUI News Center, May 13, 2010. [online]

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Autism and the Uncanny Valley. By Mark Stairwalt. Shift. Journal of Alternatives: Neurodiversity and social change, April 30, 2010. [online]

Who’s Afraid of the Uncanny Valley? To design the androids of the future, we shouldn’t fear exploring the depths of the uncanny valley. By Erico Guizzo. IEEE Spectrum, April 2, 2010. [online]

Hiroshi Ishiguro: The Man Who Made a Copy of Himself. By Erico Guizzo. IEEE Spectrum (pp. 44-47, 54-56), April 2010. [online, print]

Trust and Judgement in VR: Still Based on Looks. Virtual Worldlets Network, March 7, 2010. [online]

Hollywood Eyes Uncanny Valley in Animation. By Jamie York. All Things Considered. National Public Radio, March 5, 2010. [online]

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The Uncanny Valley. By Jamie York. On the Media. National Public Radio, March 5, 2010. [online]

外在形象的影响判定 男人对虚拟形象要求苛刻 [Men are very demanding in judging people by appearances even in virtual images]. By 花园 [Hua Yuan]. 766.com, February, 26. 2010. (In Chinese) [online]

Kobieta realna czy wirtualna? Test męskich preferencji [Real or virtual female? A test of male preference]. Onet, February 25, 2010. (In Polish) [online]

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Pour communiquer efficacement, l’avatar doit aussi veiller à son apparence. By Basile Segalen. L’Atelier BNP Paribas, February 24, 2010. (In French) [online]

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Our Avatars, Our Projected Selves. By Latoya Peterson. Jezebel, February 23, 2010. [online]

Why Men Are Sexist Toward Avatars in Tight Shirts. By Eilene Zimmerman. True/Slant, February 22, 2010. [online]

A aparência importa, mesmo no mundo virtual. By Nátaly Dauer. Geek. (In Portuguese) February 23, 2010. [online]

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面对虚拟形象,男性依旧以貌取人 [Faced with virtual images, men still judge people mainly by appearances]. Dongxi, February 22, 2010. (In Chinese) [online]

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Jak płeć wpływa na ocenę kobiecych awatarów [How gender affects the evaluation of female avatars]. By Anna Błońska. Kopalnia Wiedzy, February 22, 2010. (In Polish) [online]

Women’s Looks Sway Men, Even in the Virtual World. Asian News International (ANI), February 20, 2010.

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Men Judge Women On The Basis Of Their Looks. By Rajvir Khanna. TopNews.in, February 20, 2010. [online]

Homens julgam aparência feminina até no mundo virtual. Abril.com. February 19, 2010. [online]

Even in the Virtual World, Men Judge Women on Looks. By Jessica Griggs. New Scientist, February 19, 2010 (Issue 2748). [online, print]

The Truth About Robots and the Uncanny Valley: Analysis. By Erik Sofge. Popular Mechanics, January 20, 2010. [online]

I Want to Hold Your Zombie Hand: Your Brain Is So Sensitive to Faces that Quazi-realistic Faces Look Eerie. By Lawrence D. Rosenblum. Psychology Today, January 6, 2010. [online]

New Findings Shed Light on a Century’s Worth of Bizarre Explanations for the Eerie Feeling We Get Around Lifelike Robots. By Joe Kloc. Seedmagazine.com, November 16, 2009. [online]

Hvorfor blir vi vettskremte av roboter som ligner på oss? Velkommen til den uhyggelige dalen. [Why are we terrified of robots that are similar to us? Welcome to the uncanny valley.] By Snorre Bryne. Dagbladet.no, November 3, 2009. (In Norwegian.) [online]

Macaques Are Creeped out by Cyber-selves. By Jessica Hamzelou. New Scientist (Issue 2730), October 14, 2009. [online, print]

Like Humans, Monkeys Fall into the &rlsquo;Uncanny Valley.’ By Kitta MacPherson. News at Princeton, October 13, 2009. [online]

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Fiese Visage: Was Computer-Trickfiguren unheimlich macht [Funny Face: What Makes Computer-generated Figures Uncanny]. Süddeutsche Zeitung, September 25, 2009. (In German) [print]

Professor Uses Animation to Study Humans. By Lindsay Eckert. Indiana Daily Student, October 1, 2009. [Online]

Too Scary To Be Real, Research Looks To Quantify Eeriness in Virtual Characters. By Steve Chaplin and Jacob Faiola. IU News Room, September 22, 2009. [online]

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Mein Freund, der Roboter [My Friend, the Robot]. By Miriam Muhenstroth. Gehirn und Geist, June 2009. (In German.) [online, print, B&W]

La ressemblance ne fait pas tout. [Appearances aren’t everything.] By Eric Hamonou. Science & Vie (Hors Series, No. 247, pp. 102-108), June 2009. (In French.) [print, B&W]

Why ‘Terminator’ Is So Creepy. By Jeremy Hsu. LiveScience, Technology, May 20, 2009. [online]

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Robot: ja. Zombie: nee. Enge, Nét Niet Menselijke Robots: Zombies Uit de ‘Uncanny Valley’ of Gewoon Slecht Ontwerp? By Asha ten Broeke. Kennislink.nl, May 21, 2009. (In Dutch) [online]

Emotionen: Mein Freund, der Roboter. By Miriam Ruhenstroth. Gehirn & Geist, May 8, 2009. [online] (In German)

Perception: Into the Uncanny Valley. By Gary Stix. News Scan. Scientific American (pp. 24-28). December 2008.

Robot Cartoons—Cute; Robot Humans—Creepy. Researchers take a closer look at creepiness in the almost human. By Gary Stix. Technology. Scientific American, November 2008. [online]

Karl MacDorman interviewed by Prof. Noel Sharkey. The Sound of Science. SheffieldLive 93.2 FM, October 17, 2008. [blurb, podcast]

Robot Girl Mix Up: How “Cut and Paste Journalism” Created One Robot out of Two. By Noel Sharkey. The Guardian, October 12, 2008. [online]

British Press Picks up ‘Junk from the Blogosphere’ about Robots. (La presse britannique reprend “des conneries venant de la blogosphère” dans un article sur les robots) The Observers: Your Eyes Across the Globe. France 24, October 10, 2008. [online]

Down in the Valley. By Sam Kean. Search: Science + Religion + Culture, September/October 2008. [online]

Uncanny-Valley Girl: Karl F. MacDorman and Hiroshi Ishiguro on Android Science. Fast Breaking Papers, ScienceWatch.com, June 2008. [online]

Why Androids Are Creepy. By Andrew Sullivan. The Daily Dish, TheAtlantic.com, May 6, 2008. [online]

Uncanny Valley of the Dolls. MindHacks, May 2, 2008. [online]

IUPUI Invests in Life Sciences Research. Inside Indiana Business, April 29, 2008. [online]

IUPUI Informatics Faculty Awarded Funding for Prestigious Signature Centers. School of Informatics, News & Media, January 29, 2008. [online]

MacDorman Explains Android Research in Interview with IU Alumni, January 15, 2008. [online]

Winter College Conversations: Karl MacDorman. Interview with Ken Beckley, University of Indiana Alumni Association. [online]

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Das unheimliche Tal. Gee Magazin (p. 92). Love For Games, December, 2007. (In German) [article]

The Unreal Gets Real. Interview with Mike Cowper and David Henninger. Across Indiana (Season 18, Episode 4, 7:43-10:55), WFYI Indianapolis. November 8, 2007. [video]

Escaping the Uncanny Valley: Siggraph Panel Reveals New Twists on Old Problem of Creating Engaging CG Characters. 3D World, November 2007. [article]

What Puts the Creepy into Robot Crawlies? By Jim Giles. Tech, New Scientist (Issue 2627, p. 32), October 27, 2007. [teaser, online, print]

‘Uncanny Valley’ Effect Highlighted. Science & Technology, Channel 4 News, London, UK, October 25, 2007. [online]

Social and Moral Relationships with Personified Robots. Provocate.org, November 1, 2007. [online]

MacDorman Grabs Notice of BBC for Android Research. News & Media, School of Informatics, August 16, 2007. [online]

Siggraph 2007 Diary. By Renee Dunlop. CGSociety, August 9, 2007. [online]

Our Uncanny Ability to Spot a Fake. By Mark Ward. BBC News, Technology, August 9, 2007. [online]

Androides versus máquinas robóticas [Androids versus robotic machines]. La Flecha: Tu dario de ciencia y tecnología, July 3, 2007. (In Spanish) [online]

Creating Robots that Resemble Humans: IUPUI Professor One of the World’s Leading Researchers in Androids. South Bend Tribune, Local, July 1, 2007. [online]

Mais evoluídos que robôs, os andróides possuem características humanas. IDG Now! (Brazil), July 1, 2007. (In Portuguese) [online]

IUPUI Informatics Professor an Expert on Androids: Making Robots Seem More Humanlike Is a Goal. The Herald-Times, July 1, 2007. [article]

Sensor Network Could Aid Mass Transit. USA Today (Magazine), July 1, 2007. [article]

Indiana/Purdue Prof Dedicated to Making Helper Droids. By Paul McCloskey. Campus Technology, June 26, 2007. [article]

Getting Real. By Erika D. Smith. Indianapolis Star, Front Page, June 19, 2007. [online, print]

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IUPUI Informatics Professor Continues Making Waves in Android Research World. School of Informatics, News & Media, June 19, 2007. [online]

Androids Have Higher Calling Than Mechanical Cousins, IU Expert Says. By Joe Stuteville. Indiana University, News & Media, May 30, 2007. [article]

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Should Robots Be Built to Look More Like Us? By Eric Hand. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May, 29, 2007. [article]

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IUPUI Informatics Professor Gaining Prominence for Robotics Research. School of Informatics, News & Media, May 30, 2007. [online]

IU Researchers Help Develop Sensor Network to Analyze Crowds. InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, April 6, 2007. [blurb]

Sensor Monitoring System Could Aid Mass Transit, Homeland Security. By Joe Stuteville. Indiana University, News & Media, April 5, 2007. [article]

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I, Robot; You, Human: IU Android Expert Guides Discussion in Science Journal. By Joe Stuteville, Indiana University, News & Media, December 20, 2006. [article]

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Humanoid Robots. WFYI 90.1 FM Radio Interview with Barbara Lewis and Kathy Miller, MD. Sound Medicine, October 29, 2006. [blurb]

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Meet my Android Twin. By Ben Schaub. New Scientist (Issue 2573, pp. 42-46), October 12, 2006. [online]

Android Science: Journal through an Uncanny Valley. Informatics (p. 5). Fall 2006. [print, B&W]

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Uncanny Valley: Fungus Goes Trekking in the Uncanny Valley. Hafta Magazine, July 31, 2006. [online]

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IU Professor Studies Human-Robot Interaction. WBIW News, July 25, 2006. [blurb]

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Putting A Face On Android Science By Exploring An Uncanny Valley by Joe Stuteville, Indiana University, News & Media, July 21, 2006. [article]

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The Depths of the Uncanny Valley. By Carrie Gouskos, CNET GameSpot, July 8, 2006. [article]

Life Lessons from the Lifelike. By Ric Burrous, IUPUI Magazine, Spring/Summer 2006. [article]

Of Device and Men: Android Research Helps Explain Human Behavior. By Joe Stuteville, Indiana University, News & Media, June 12, 2006. [article]

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A TMT Update: Becker’s Legacy to Psychology—A Many-Splendored Thing. By Jeff Greenberg, The Ernest Becker Foundation Newsletter, June 2006. [article]

Informatics Professor Explores the “Uncanny Valley.” School of Informatics, News & Media, June 1, 2006. [online]

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Science Olympiad Brings Curious Students to Campus. By Erika Biga Lee, Indiana Daily Student, May 18, 2006. [article]

Android Science. By Tim Hornyak, Scientific American, May 2006 print issue, pp. 32-34. (April 23, 2006 online version.) [article]

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Informatics Faculty Featured in Latest IUPUI TV Commercials. School of Informatics, News & Media, February 22, 2006. [online]

The Secret To Japan’s Robot Dominance. By Kirk Biglione, Planet Tokyo, January 24, 2006. [article]

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Special Report: Japan’s Humanoid Robots. Better than People: Why the Japanese Want Their Robots to Act More like Humans. By Brian Barry, The Economist, December 24, 2005. [article]

Human Computer Interaction Scholar Joins Informatics Faculty Robotics expert comes to the Midwest from the Far East. School of Informatics, News & Media, November 16, 2005 [online]

Nano: Roboter in Japan, interview with Michael Haenel, Science and Technology News, ARD German Television Network, September 19, 2005. (In German)[blurb]

Robot Nation: Why Japan, and not America, is likely to be the world’s first cyborg society. By Jeff Yang, special to SF Gate, August 25, 2005. [article]

Android Science, interview by Natasha Stillwell, The Daily Planet Goes to Japan, The Discovery Channel, March 24, 2005. [video]