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Psychological intimacy with robots?: using interaction patterns to uncover depth of relation

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Psychological intimacy with robots?: using interaction patterns to uncover depth of relation
— This conceptual paper broaches possibilities and limits of establishing psychological intimacy in HRI. Keywords- human-robot interaction, interaction patterns, social and moral development, authenticity, intimacy, design methodology I. PSYCHOLOGICAL INTIMACY IN HRI In his book Love + Sex with Robots, Levy writes: “Robots will transform human notions of love and sexuality…[with humans] learning, experimenting, and enjoying new forms of relationship that will be made possible, pleasurable, and satisfying through the development of highly sophisticated humanoid robots” (p. 22) [1]. The sexual aspects that Levy refers to have already begun insofar as robot sex technologies currently exist on the retail market [2]. We believe that the following will occur: (a) Because of the large amounts of money involved, there will be a growing industry around the sexual aspects of HRI, and corresponding applications; (b) at some point this issue will receive a huge amount of media coverage, an...
Peter H. Kahn Jr., Jolina H. Ruckert, Takayuki Kan
Added 17 May 2010
Updated 17 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where HRI
Authors Peter H. Kahn Jr., Jolina H. Ruckert, Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Aimee Reichert, Heather Gary, Solace Shen
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