This is a video essay for the early track (FILM) of Mette van Blokland. The essay deals with robot “voices,” empathy and the uncanny valley.
First of all it is important to note that the clips used are not made by me. To acknowledge the biggest source, there is an author date reference integrated in the video.
Second, it must be clarified that although empathy is a broad term that is difficult to specifically measure across viewers, the word is used because it fits the different findings of scientific sources best, and because it makes the ideas conveyed in the video more clear and comprehensible within the short timeframe of the assignment.
Furthermore, although the correct term for robots in the Star Wars universe is “droids,” the term “robot” is used as to apply to all movies discussed in this essay.
Finally, YouTube Audio Library obliges me to declare the following in every description of this video: Somber by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artiest: http://audionautix.com/
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