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The vestigial heart: a novel of the robot age

Author
Torras, C.
Type of activity
Book
Publisher
The MIT Press. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date of publication
2018
ISBN
9780262037778 Open in new window
URL
http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/vestigial-heart Open in new window
Abstract
A thirteen-year-old girl wakes up in a future where human emotions are extinct and people rely on personal-assistant robots to navigate daily life. Imagine a future in which many human emotions are extinct, and “emotional masseuses” try to help people recover those lost sensations. Individuals rely on personal-assistant robots to navigate daily life. Students are taught not to think but to employ search programs. Companies protect their intellectual property by erasing the memory of their em...
Keywords
Assistive Robotics, Roboethics, Science Fiction, Social Implications of Robotics, artificial intelligence, biocybernetics, humanoid robots, intelligent robots, learning (artificial intelligence), robots, social aspects of automation. Author keywords: Ethics in Social Robotics and AI
Group of research
ROBiri - IRI Robotics Group

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