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The Uncanny Valley Authority

The Uncanny Valley Authority

The Uncanny Valley Authority site, which hosts the Robot Taxonomy Project and provides a portal to the system of Outposts, was seriously damaged in a malware attack. It is being rebuilt on a different platform.

The Robot Taxonomy Database will be back online in March 2013. This database explores the major branches of robots, and attempts to bridge the difference between fictional and non-fictional representations of robots. The projects started in 2007 and continues to provide a framework for considering the human/machine relationship.

The Outposts of Uncanny Valley track and assist objects that have been improperly anthropomorphized. The last manifestation of an outpost was Outpost 19670: The Last Outpost in Uncanny Valley.