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Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics

Wording Robotics

Discourses and Representations on Robotics

Editors: Laumond, Jean-Paul, Danblon, Emmanuelle, Pieters, Céline (Eds.)

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  • Tackles robotics’ societal impact by investigating how discourses and their representations reflect the way our contemporaries understand robotics
  • Presents contributions from roboticists, linguists, neurophysiologists, philosophers and anthropologists, focused on the societal impacts of robotics in their own field and the public sphere
  • Presents results and follow-up of a unique workshop on Wording Robotics held in November 2017 at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse in the framework of the European ERC project Actanthrope
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Robots challenge humans’ beliefs and expectations. Hence, regardless of whether they are the audience of a conference, the visitors of a lab, the citizens in general, some journalists, or the European Parliament, the first step in order to gain a better understanding of the field of robotics is obviously to consult the experts. Roboticists seem indeed to be in the best position to guide society in this matter, whether it is in the everyday life or within an official institution. Today however, there is a gap between the robots, as they are actually thought and built, and the intelligent and autonomous machines, as they are perceived by the society.

How can we explain it? Do the words borrowed from the living organisms and used to describe robots play a role in the confusion about the status of the discipline of robotics? The texts gathered within this book focus on the problematic of wording robotics from various perspectives. They are the results of a unique interdisciplinary meeting gathering roboticists, linguists, philosophers and neuroscientists, the 4th Workshop of Anthropomorphic Motion Factory held at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse on Nov 31st - Dec 1st 2017.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17973-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wording Robotics
Book Subtitle
Discourses and Representations on Robotics
Editors
  • Jean-Paul Laumond
  • Emmanuelle Danblon
  • Céline Pieters
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
Series Volume
130
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17974-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17974-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17973-1
Series ISSN
1610-7438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 156
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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