An Anthropology of Robots and AI

An Anthropology of Robots and AI

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This book explores the making of robots in labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It examines the cultural ideas that go into the making of robots, and the role of fiction in co-constructing the technological practices of the robotic scientists. The book engages with debates in anthropological theorizing regarding the way that robots are reimagined as intelligent, autonomous and social and weaved into lived social realities. Richardson charts the move away from the a€œworkera€ robot of the 1920s to the a€œsociala€ one of the 2000s, as robots are reimagined as companions, friends and therapeutic agents.As vision-arm-hand coordination is important, a video camera is placed on the top of the torso where a head would be. Michael is less likely to test his ... Michael wanted to get an insight into how his robot perceived and sensed. By temporarily anbsp;...

Title:An Anthropology of Robots and AI
Author:Kathleen Richardson
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-02-11


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