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Science Fiction Essay

  • Submitted by: SamPayne
  • on August 31, 2013
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The notion of social robots often evokes the idea of ‘humanoid social robots’ which are “human-made autonomous entities that interact with humans in a humanlike way” (Zhao, 2006, p. 405). These humanoid social robots, and also zoomorphic social robots, are becoming a part of our everyday communicative interactions. They have been introduced to us as relational artefacts such as Tamagotchis, Furbies, and Aibos, asking the question of who we are becoming as we develop intimate and emotional relationships with machines (Picard 1997; Turkle, 2007, 2012). These relationships between humans and machines have been discussed not only in terms of intelligent machines, such as humanoid social robots incorporated into our social domains, but also in terms of the hybridization of the human body and machines (Haraway 1991; Fortunati, 2003a, 2003b; Katz, 2003; Fortunati, Katz, & Riccini, 2003). At the surface level, humanoid social robots and artificial intelligence might create an impression that the questions about the relationship between humans and technologies are still far removed from our everyday experiences and saved for the research laboratories and the world of science fiction. However, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been slowly but steadily ‘approaching’ the human body, calling for a reconsideration of the notion of social robots.
Some international collaborative research on the topic has been conducted in Italy and the UK (e.g., Fortunati, Katz, & Riccini, 2003; Vincent & Fortunati, 2009), and in the U.S. (Katz, 2003) exploring the relationship between humans and machines, especially with regard to the body, intimacy and emotion. These research efforts have brought about work such as the Machines That Become Us perspective, which implies that “the technologies ‘become’ extensions and representative of the communicator,” “technologies become physically integrated with the user’s clothing and even body,” and technologies are “becoming to the...

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