Talking to Robots

Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan considers 24 visions of possible human-robot futures—Incredible scenarios from Teddy Bots to Warrior Bots, and Politician Bots to Sex Bots—Grounded in real technologies and possibilities and ...

Talking to Robots

Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan considers 24 visions of possible human-robot futures—Incredible scenarios from Teddy Bots to Warrior Bots, and Politician Bots to Sex Bots—Grounded in real technologies and possibilities and inspired by our imagination. What robot and AI systems are being built and imagined right now? What do they say about us, their creators? Will they usher in a fantastic new future, or destroy us? What do some of our greatest thinkers, from physicist Brian Greene and futurist Kevin Kelly to inventor Dean Kamen, geneticist George Church, and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, anticipate about our human-robot future? For even as robots and A.I. intrigue us and make us anxious about the future, our fascination with robots has always been about more than the potential of the technology–it’s also about what robots tell us about being human.

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Talking to Robots
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: David Ewing Duncan
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-16 - Publisher: Penguin

Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan considers 24 visions of possible human-robot futures—Incredible scenarios from Teddy Bots to Warrior Bots, and Politician Bots to Sex Bots—Grounded in real technologies and possibilities and inspired by our imagination. What robot and AI systems are being built and imagined right now? What do they
Talking to Robots
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: David Ewing Duncan
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-16 - Publisher: Robinson

What robot and AI systems are being built and imagined right now? What do they say about us, their creators? Will they usher in a fantastic new future, or destroy us? What do some of our greatest thinkers, from physicist Brian Greene and futurist Kevin Kelly to inventor Dean Kamen,
Human-Robot Personal Relationships
Language: en
Pages: 139
Authors: Maarten H. Lamers, Fons J. Verbeek
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-07 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, held in Leiden, The Netherlands, in June 2010. The 16 revised full papers presented together with 2 invited papers and 1 keynote lecture were carefully reviewed and selected from 22 submissions. The papers
Robots that Talk and Listen
Language: en
Pages: 358
Authors: Judith Markowitz
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-12 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Robots That Talk and Listen provides a forward-looking examination of speech and language in robots from technical, functional, and social perspectives. Contributors address cultural foundations as well as the linguistic skills and technologies that robots need to function effectively in real-world settings. Among the most difficult and complex is the
Personhood and Social Robotics
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Raya A Jones
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-14 - Publisher: Routledge

An exponentially growing industry, human robot interaction (HRI) research has drawn predominantly upon psychologists’ descriptions of mechanisms of face-to-face dyadic interactions. This book considers how social robotics is beginning unwittingly to confront an impasse that has been a perennial dilemma for psychology, associated with the historical ‘science vs. art’ debate.