Back in the late '70s, a Japanese roboticist named Masahiro Mori noticed a puzzling phenomenon. In the course of his research, Mori discerned that humans were generally comfortable around robots that looked like robots; but when the robots looked and acted too humanoid, people were violently repulsed by them. Mori coined a rather elegant phrase to describe this reaction: "the... More >>>
By Daniel Lee , Courtesy of and O.K. Harris Gallery, NY.