More Than Machines?

The Attribution of (In)Animacy to Robot Technology

We know that robots are just machines. Why then do we often talk about them as if they were alive? Laura Voss explores this fascinating phenomenon, providing a rich insight into practices of animacy (and inanimacy) attribution to robot technology: from science-fiction to robotics R&D, from science communication to media discourse, and from the theoretical perspectives of STS to the cognitive sciences. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, and backed by a wealth of empirical material, Voss shows how scientists, engineers, journalists – and everyone else – can face the challenge of robot technology appearing »a little bit alive« with a reflexive and yet pragmatic stance.

40,00 € *

27. Februar 2021, ca. 240 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5560-5

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Laura Voss

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Deutschland

Autor_in(nen)
Laura Voss
Buchtitel
More Than Machines? The Attribution of (In)Animacy to Robot Technology
Verlag
transcript Verlag
Seitenanzahl
ca. 240
Ausstattung
kart., Klebebindung, 14 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5560-5
Warengruppe
1724
BIC-Code
PDR JFC JHBL
BISAC-Code
SOC026000 TEC052000 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
PDR JBCC JHBL
Erscheinungsdatum
27. Februar 2021
Auflage
1
Themen
Gesellschaft, Technik, Leben, Wissenschaft
Adressaten
Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Robo-Ethics, AI Ethics, Science Communication, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Anthropology, Philosophy as well as a broader public
Schlagworte
Robot, Artificial Intelligence, Animacy, Anthropomorphism, Agency, Technology, Society, Science, Sociology of Technology, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Work and Industry, Sociology

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