Sociality and Normativity for Robots: Philosophical Inquiries into Human-Robot Interactions

2017.11.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Halki, Raul and Joanna Seibt (eds.), Sociality and Normativity for Robots: Philosophical Inquiries into Human-Robot Interactions,
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2017.11.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Halki, Raul and Joanna Seibt (eds.), Sociality and Normativity for Robots: Philosophical Inquiries into Human-Robot Interactions, Springer, 2017, 267pp, $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9783319531311. Reviewed by Robin L. Zebrowski, Beloit College In March of 2017, a video of a small child standing in the street calling out to a broken water heater sitting curbside went viral on the internet. The water heater looked like a robot, with big saucer eyes and a cylindrical body, but only accidentally so. The child calls out to the robot and even when it doesn't respond, she hugs it and says, "I love you robot! I love you robot!"[1] What did we all love so much about this video? I'd argue it was the apparent social interaction between the child and the non-robot, a beautiful illustration of the ways in which people are often willing to... Read More

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