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Published: 2023-05-22

Towards the standardised set of stimuli for the uncanny valley phenomenon studies

Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
uncanny valley visual stimuli replicability human-robot interaction


This paper presents a pre-validated set of 12 static 3D stimuli for the needs of uncanny valley-related studies. We provide the set along with guidelines on how to use it, which are based on the aggregated data analysis covering previous laboratory and online studies. Guidelines cover the models’ characteristics (in terms of human-likeness and other visual traits), issues related to the stimuli presentation and study groups. As the set is publicly available, we believe that it enhances future studies aimed at replicating the uncanny valley effect.


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How to Cite

Łupkowski, P., & Ratajczyk, D. (2023). Towards the standardised set of stimuli for the uncanny valley phenomenon studies. Human Technology, 19(1), 62–81.