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Close engagements with artificial companions : key social, psychological, ethical and design issues / edited by Yorick Wilks.

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextSeries: Natural language processing (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; v. 8.Publication details: Amsterdam : John Benjamins, c2010.Description: xxii, 315 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN:
  • 9789027249944 (hbk.)
  • 9027249946 (hbk.)
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 006.3 22
LOC classification:
  • QA76.9.H85 C44115 2010
Contents:
Section I. Setting the scene: In good company? On the threshold of robotic companions / Sherry Turkle -- Introducing artificial Companions / Yorick Wilks -- Section II. Ethical and philosophical issues: Artificial Companions and their philosophical challenges / Luciano Floridi -- Conditions for Companionhood / Stephen G. Pulman -- Arius in cyberspace: Digital Companions and the limits of the person / Kieron O'Hara -- Section III. Social and psychological issues: What should a Companion be like?: Conversationalists and confidants / Margaret A. Boden -- Robots should be slaves / Joanna J. Bryson -- Wanting the impossible: The dilemma at the heart of intimate human-robot relationships / Dylan Evans -- Falling in love with a Companion / David Levy -- Identifying your accompanist / Will Lowe -- Look, emotion, language and behavior in a believable virtual Companion / Daniela M. Romano -- New Companions / Alex Taylor, Anab Jain and Laurel Swan -- On being a Victorian Companion / Yorick Wilks -- Section IV. Design issues: Building a Companion: The use of affective and attentive cues in an empathic computer-based Companions / Nikolaus Bee ... (et al) -- GRETA: Towards an interactive conversational virtual Companion / Elisabetta Bevacqua...(et al.) -- Companionship is an emotional business / Roddy Cowie -- Artificial Companions in society: Consulting the users / Alan Newell -- Requirements for Artificial Companions: It's harder than you think / Aaron Sloman -- You really need to know what your bot(s) are thinking about you / Alan FT Winfield -- Section V. Special purpose Companions: A Companion for learning in everyday life / Rebecca Eynon and Chris Davies -- The Maryland virtual patient as a task-oriented conversational Companion / Sergei Nirenburg -- Living with robots: Ethical tradeoffs in eldercare / Noel Sharkey and Amanda Sharkey -- Section VI. Afterward: Summary and discussion of the issues / Malcom Peltu and Yorick Wilks.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Section I. Setting the scene: In good company? On the threshold of robotic companions / Sherry Turkle -- Introducing artificial Companions / Yorick Wilks -- Section II. Ethical and philosophical issues: Artificial Companions and their philosophical challenges / Luciano Floridi -- Conditions for Companionhood / Stephen G. Pulman -- Arius in cyberspace: Digital Companions and the limits of the person / Kieron O'Hara -- Section III. Social and psychological issues: What should a Companion be like?: Conversationalists and confidants / Margaret A. Boden -- Robots should be slaves / Joanna J. Bryson -- Wanting the impossible: The dilemma at the heart of intimate human-robot relationships / Dylan Evans -- Falling in love with a Companion / David Levy -- Identifying your accompanist / Will Lowe -- Look, emotion, language and behavior in a believable virtual Companion / Daniela M. Romano -- New Companions / Alex Taylor, Anab Jain and Laurel Swan -- On being a Victorian Companion / Yorick Wilks -- Section IV. Design issues: Building a Companion: The use of affective and attentive cues in an empathic computer-based Companions / Nikolaus Bee ... (et al) -- GRETA: Towards an interactive conversational virtual Companion / Elisabetta Bevacqua...(et al.) -- Companionship is an emotional business / Roddy Cowie -- Artificial Companions in society: Consulting the users / Alan Newell -- Requirements for Artificial Companions: It's harder than you think / Aaron Sloman -- You really need to know what your bot(s) are thinking about you / Alan FT Winfield -- Section V. Special purpose Companions: A Companion for learning in everyday life / Rebecca Eynon and Chris Davies -- The Maryland virtual patient as a task-oriented conversational Companion / Sergei Nirenburg -- Living with robots: Ethical tradeoffs in eldercare / Noel Sharkey and Amanda Sharkey -- Section VI. Afterward: Summary and discussion of the issues / Malcom Peltu and Yorick Wilks.

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