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The strange thing about the “undo button”

Today, I am with Valérie at the innorobo summit in Lyon, France where we presented some insights from our ethnographic study with robots in homes. We had some inspiring conversations with a couple of people after the talk and at … Continue reading

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4 categories to envision our relationships with robots

According to Kaplan (2005), people envision robots from 3 points of view: usefulness (is the robot doing something useful), affective (could the robot user any affective relationship with its robot), intellectual (would the robot lead to an even more blurred … Continue reading

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Inquiétante étrangeté

Talking about first encounterings with prototypes of the Sony dog robot Aibo « l’inquiétante étrangeté (unheimlich-the scary strangeness), according to Freud, we were feeling that impression that one thing that we were believing was unanimated was suddenly animating itself. By its … Continue reading

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