Social Robots

Boundaries, Potential, Challenges
Author: Marco Nørskov
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134806639
Category: Philosophy
Page: 270
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Social robotics is a cutting edge research area gathering researchers and stakeholders from various disciplines and organizations. The transformational potential that these machines, in the form of, for example, caregiving, entertainment or partner robots, pose to our societies and to us as individuals seems to be limited by our technical limitations and phantasy alone. This collection contributes to the field of social robotics by exploring its boundaries from a philosophically informed standpoint. It constructively outlines central potentials and challenges and thereby also provides a stable fundament for further research of empirical, qualitative or methodological nature.


An Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
Author: Kent Norman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107102545
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 488
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This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the human-computer interface in clear, non-technical language, making it an ideal introduction for students of both psychology and computer science. Covering the past, present, and future developments in technology and psychology, it combines cutting-edge academic research with engaging illustrations and examples that show students how the material relates to their lives. Topics addressed include: human factors of input devices, and the basics of sensation and perception; memory and cognitive issues of users navigating their way through interfaces; communication via programming languages and natural speech interaction; cyberpathologies such as techno-stress and Internet addiction disorders; and challenges surrounding automation and artificial intelligence. This thoroughly updated second edition features new chapters on virtual reality and cybersecurity; expanded coverage of social media, mobile computing, e-learning, and video games; and end-of-chapter review questions that ensure students have mastered key objectives.

Autonomous Bidding Agents

Strategies and Lessons from the Trading Agent Competition
Author: Michael P. Wellman,Amy Greenwald,Peter Stone
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 026223260X
Category: Computers
Page: 238
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Overview and analysis of algorithmic advances developed within an integrated bidding agent architecture that emerged from recent research in a growing domain of AI.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: N.A
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A magazine for designers of interactive products.

Handbook of Research on Synthesizing Human Emotion in Intelligent Systems and Robotics

Author: Vallverdú, Jordi
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 146667279X
Category: Computers
Page: 469
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Emotions convey significant information through means of natural language analysis, embodiment, and emotional signing. Machines equipped with the ability to experience and interpret emotions perform better in complex environments and share in the emotionally-rich social context. The Handbook of Research on Synthesizing Human Emotion in Intelligent Systems and Robotics presents a solid framework for taking human-robot interaction closer to its full potential. Presenting a close look at all the factors involved in modeling emotions and applying a thorough understanding of human emotional recognition to technology, this volume appeals to active researchers in the fields of artificial emotions, artificial intelligence, computing, robotics, philosophy, and psychology, as well as to students interested in the research of synthetic emotions.

Moral Machines

Teaching Robots Right from Wrong
Author: Wendell Wallach,Colin Allen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199705962
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 288
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Computers are already approving financial transactions, controlling electrical supplies, and driving trains. Soon, service robots will be taking care of the elderly in their homes, and military robots will have their own targeting and firing protocols. Colin Allen and Wendell Wallach argue that as robots take on more and more responsibility, they must be programmed with moral decision-making abilities, for our own safety. Taking a fast paced tour through the latest thinking about philosophical ethics and artificial intelligence, the authors argue that even if full moral agency for machines is a long way off, it is already necessary to start building a kind of functional morality, in which artificial moral agents have some basic ethical sensitivity. But the standard ethical theories don't seem adequate, and more socially engaged and engaging robots will be needed. As the authors show, the quest to build machines that are capable of telling right from wrong has begun. Moral Machines is the first book to examine the challenge of building artificial moral agents, probing deeply into the nature of human decision making and ethics.

The Laws of Robots

Crimes, Contracts, and Torts
Author: Ugo Pagallo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400765649
Category: Law
Page: 200
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This book explores how the design, construction, and use of robotics technology may affect today’s legal systems and, more particularly, matters of responsibility and agency in criminal law, contractual obligations, and torts. By distinguishing between the behaviour of robots as tools of human interaction, and robots as proper agents in the legal arena, jurists will have to address a new generation of “hard cases.” General disagreement may concern immunity in criminal law (e.g., the employment of robot soldiers in battle), personal accountability for certain robots in contracts (e.g., robo-traders), much as clauses of strict liability and negligence-based responsibility in extra-contractual obligations (e.g., service robots in tort law). Since robots are here to stay, the aim of the law should be to wisely govern our mutual relationships.

Handbook of research on computer mediated communication

Author: Sigrid Kelsey,Kirk St. Amant
Publisher: Information Science Publishing
ISBN: 9781599048635
Category: Computers
Page: 1001
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"This book provides academics and practitioners with an authoritative collection of research on the implications and social effects computers have had on communication. With 65 chapters of innovative research compiled in this comprehensive reference source, this handbook of research is a must-have addition to every library collection"--Provided by publisher.

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London

Biological sciences. Series B
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biology
Page: N.A
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Each issue of Transactions B is devoted to a specific area of the biological sciences, including clinical science. All papers are peer reviewed and edited to the highest standards. Published on the 29th of each month, Transactions B is essential reading for all biologists.

Mobile Robotik

Eine praktische Einführung
Author: Ulrich Nehmzow
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642559425
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 264
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Using information and scale as central themes, this comprehensive survey explains how to handle real problems in astronomical data analysis through a modern arsenal of powerful techniques. The coverage includes chapters or appendices on: detection and filtering; image compression; multichannel, multiscale, and catalog data analytical methods; wavelets transforms, Picard iteration, and software tools.

Wing 4 -

Author: Jack Williamson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641116635
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Kampf um die Freiheit Sie wurden geschaffen, um Kriege zu verhindern und jedes Unheil von Menschen abzuwenden: die Humanoiden vom Planeten Wing 4, einer gigantischen Roboter-Fabrik. Wie eine Flut breiten sich diese mechanischen Wesen über die Galaxis aus und nehmen mit sanfter, aber unerbittlicher Gewalt einen Planeten nach dem anderen in Besitz, um über das Wohlergehen der Menschen zu wachen – notfalls setzen sie ihre Schützlinge kurzerhand unter Drogen. Eine Rebellengruppe entzieht sich durch PSI-Kräfte den Humanoiden und setzt alles daran, deren Programmierung zu ändern, um den Menschen ihren freien Willen zurückzugeben. Aber wäre das nicht ein Schritt zurück?


Author: Iain Banks
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641163773
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Eine Reise an die Grenzen des Vorstellbaren In einem entlegenen Sektor des Weltraums taucht eines Tages ein rätselhaftes Artefakt auf – eine riesige schwarze Kugel, die sich allen Kontaktversuchen verweigert. Messungen ergeben, dass das Objekt tausend Milliarden Jahre alt sein muss, älter also als unser Universum. Doch wie ist das möglich? Und wer oder was steckt dahinter?


Author: Petra Jaecks
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
ISBN: 3132018716
Category: Medical
Page: 112
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Restaphasie, was ist das? - Informationen zum Symptombild - Erklärungsansätze für restaphasische Störungen - aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse Welche Diagnosemöglichkeiten gibt es? - Bewertung verschiedener diagnostischer Verfahren - Ihr Plus: Ein webbasiertes Screeningtool unterstützt Sie bei der Diagnostik Wie gestaltet man eine Therapie? - verschiedene Therapieansätze mit konkreten Vorschlägen zur Umsetzung - Fallbeispiele zeigen, wie man vorgeht

Psychology of Media in Europe

The State of the Art — Perspectives for the Future
Author: Peter Winterhoff-Spurk
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322942511
Category: Social Science
Page: 211
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Die europäische Medienlandschaft ändert sich gegenwärtig durch die Verfügbarkeit neuer Technologien und durch veränderte politische Rahmenbedingungen - wie z. B. die Zulassung privatwirtschaftlicher Sender - in einem schnellen Tempo, das durch die bevorstehende europäische Einigung noch zusätzlich forciert wird. Damit kommen auf die Medienwissenschaft wie auch auf die Medienpsychologie neue Fragestellungen und Anforderungen zu, die von Medienforschern und -praktikern aus zehn europäischen Ländern in diesem in englischer Sprache verfaßten Band aufgezeigt und erörtert werden.