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Human–Computer Interaction Series

Social Robots: Technological, Societal and Ethical Aspects of Human-Robot Interaction

Editors: Korn, Oliver (Ed.)

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  • Provides an overview of social robots and underlying technologies like motion tracking or recognition of emotions and vital data
  • Covers application areas from collaborative industrial work in education health and therapy, to social robots in shopping malls
  • Includes user studies on social robots supporting elderly persons in health and care settings
  • Presents a profound historical background and discusses both present and future ethical challenges.
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About this book

Social robots not only work with humans in collaborative workspaces – we meet them in shopping malls and even more personal settings like health and care. Does this imply they should become more human, able to interpret and adequately respond to human emotions? Do we want them to help elderly people? Do we want them to support us when we are old ourselves? Do we want them to just clean and keep things orderly – or would we accept them helping us to go to the toilet, or even feed us if we suffer from Parkinson’s disease?

The answers to these questions differ from person to person. They depend on cultural background, personal experiences – but probably most of all on the robot in question. This book covers the phenomenon of social robots from the historic roots to today’s best practices and future perspectives. To achieve this, we used a hands-on, interdisciplinary approach, incorporating findings from computer scientists, engineers, designers, psychologists, doctors, nurses, historians and many more. The book also covers a vast spectrum of applications, from collaborative industrial work over education to sales. Especially for developments with a high societal impact like robots in health and care settings, the authors discuss not only technology, design and usage but also ethical aspects.

Thus this book creates both a compendium and a guideline, helping to navigate the design space for future developments in social robotics.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • A Short History of the Perception of Robots and Automata from Antiquity to Modern Times

    Pages 1-12

    Fron, Christian (et al.)

  • Designing Social Robots at Scales Beyond the Humanoid

    Pages 13-35

    Mokhtar, Tarek H.

  • A Study on Robot-Initiated Interaction: Toward Virtual Social Behavior

    Pages 37-60

    Chapa Sirithunge, H. P. (et al.)

  • The Role of Gesture in Social Telepresence Robots—A Scenario of Distant Collaborative Problem-Solving

    Pages 61-83

    Anastasiou, Dimitra (et al.)

  • Unobtrusive Vital Data Recognition by Robots to Enhance Natural Human–Robot Communication

    Pages 85-100

    Bieber, Gerald (et al.)

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eBook 101,14 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17107-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17106-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Robots: Technological, Societal and Ethical Aspects of Human-Robot Interaction
Editors
  • Oliver Korn
Series Title
Human–Computer Interaction Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17107-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17107-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17106-3
Series ISSN
1571-5035
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 288
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
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