Abstract

Emotional dependence on social robots is different from other human dependencies on technology (e.g., different both in kind and quality from depending on one’s cell phone, wrist watch, or PDA). To be able to understand the difference and the potential ramifications of building complex social robots that are freely deployed in human societies, we have to understand how social robots are different from other related technologies and how they, as a result, can affect humans at a very basic level.


Type

Book Section

Publisher

MIT Press

Webpage

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Creators

Scheutz, Matthias (Author)

Date

2012


Professional Fields