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AI Love You

Developments in Human-Robot Intimate Relationships

Editors: Zhou, Yuefang, Fischer, Martin H. (Eds.)

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  • Provides evidence-based empirical research on the emerging topic of robot sex 
  • Addresses the implications of intimate relationships between humans and artificial partners 
  • Discusses and provides counter-arguments to the objections against robot sex 
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Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book explores the emerging topics and rapid technological developments of robotics and artificial intelligence through the lens of the evolving role of sex robots, and how they should best be designed to serve human needs. An international panel of authors provides the most up-to-date, evidence-based empirical research on the potential sexual applications of artificial intelligence. Early chapters discuss the objections to sexual activity with robots while also providing a counterargument to each objection. Subsequent chapters present the implications of robot sex as well as the security and data privacy issues associated with sexual interactions with artificial intelligence. The book concludes with a chapter highlighting the importance of a scientific, multidisciplinary approach to the study of human - robot sexuality. 
Topics featured in this book include: 

  • The Sexual Interaction Illusion Model. 
  • The personal companion system, Harmony, designed by Realbotix™. 
  • An exposition of the challenges of personal data control and protection when dealing with artificial intelligence. 
  • The current and future technological possibilities of projecting three-dimensional holograms. 
  • Expert discussion notes from an international workshop on the topic. 
AI Love You will be of interest to academic researchers in psychology, robotics, ethics, medical science, sociology, gender studies as well as clinicians, policy makers, and the business sector.

About the authors

Yuefang Zhou is a Postdoctoral Visiting Scientist to the University of Potsdam in Germany and was a visiting scholar to the Charité Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Germany (2017 – 2018).  She holds a Master with distinction in Applied Research Methods from the University of Dundee, UK. After completing her PhD at the University of Dundee in 2007, she first worked in social psychology on group identity in the University of St Andrews in 2008 and then in the area of Health Psychology in the Medical School of the University of St Andrews (2008 – 2017).  In St Andrews she strengthened her expertise on studying human interactions in medical settings and developed a keen interest to study human-robot social interactions, to which she is currently devoting her full attention.    

Martin H. Fischer is Professor of Cognitive Science, Chair of Cognitive Sciences at the University of Potsdam in Germany and speaker for the research focus on Cognitive Sciences at this university. After completing Psychology studies at RWTH Aachen, Germany, in 1991, Martin worked in Massachusetts, USA, on human motor activity and eye movements. Following his PhD in Cognitive Psychology, he worked as a researcher at LMU in Munich, Germany, before moving to University of Dundee in Scotland in 1999. There, he worked for 12 years on various topics, including as human-robot interaction, before being appointed in Potsdam. Leading the Potsdam Embodied Cognition Group (PECoG), he has recently published the two-volume “Foundations of Embodied Cognition”.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Negative and Positive Influences on the Sensations Evoked by Artificial Sex Partners: A Review of Relevant Theories, Recent Findings, and Introduction of the Sexual Interaction Illusion Model

    Pages 3-19

    Szczuka, Jessica M. (et al.)

  • Intentionality but Not Consciousness: Reconsidering Robot Love

    Pages 21-39

    Kewenig, Viktor

  • The Use of Social Robots and the Uncanny Valley Phenomenon

    Pages 41-73

    Mende, Melinda A. (et al.)

  • Living with Harmony: A Personal Companion System by Realbotix™

    Pages 77-95

    Coursey, Kino (et al.)

  • Readable as Intimate: Toward a Conceptual Framework for Empirical Interrogation of Software Implementations of Intimacy

    Pages 97-110

    Kuksenok, Kit (et al.)

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eBook 67,82 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • Due: August 19, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19733-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • 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
AI Love You
Book Subtitle
Developments in Human-Robot Intimate Relationships
Editors
  • Yuefang Zhou
  • Martin H. Fischer
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19734-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19734-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19733-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 189
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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