…where robots make you want to throw up.
Do You Find This Android Revolting?
If so, you are not alone. This is a result of a theory known as The Uncanny Valley.
First discovered by robotics professor Masahiro Mori in 1970, The Uncanny Valley is defined as a level of realism in robots in which the human observer has a negative reaction. Any less realistic and we feel empathy; any more realistic and we can't distinguish that it's artificial.
But that space in-between in which you want to puke or kick it? That's The Uncanny Valley.
Here's a chart that explains it:
In other words: This robot is cute...
And this one is horrifying.