Schlagworte: David Levy

Intimate Relationships with Robots

In a few days the book “Love and Sex with Robots”, edited by David Levy and Adrian D. Cheok, will be published. From the information on the Springer website: “This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Love and Sex with Robots, LSR 2017, held in December 2017, in London, UK. The 12 revised papers presented together with 2 keynotes were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 83 submissions. One of the biggest challenges of the Love and Sex with Robots conference is to engage a wider scientific community in the discussions of the multifaceted topic, which has only recently established itself as an academic research topic within, but not limited to, the disciplines of artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, robotics, biomedical science and robot ethics etc.” Included are contributions by Oliver Bendel (“SSML for Sex Robots”), Sophie Wennerscheid (“Posthuman desire in robotics and science fiction”) and Dr. Rebekah Rousi (“Lying cheating robots – robots and infidelity”). The book can be pre-ordered via www.springer.com/de/book/9783319763682. Already on the market is the book with the same title, which contains the contributions of the LSR 2016 at Goldsmiths.

Fig.: The cover of the new book (photo: Springer)

Love and Sex with Robots

Die Konferenz im Dezember 2016 an der University of London (Goldsmiths) mit dem Titel “Love and Sex with Robots” hat ein enormes internationales Echo ausgelöst. Insbesondere in den englischen und amerikanischen Boulevardmedien wurden Aussagen der Referenten verdreht und verfälscht. Was sie wirklich gesagt und gemeint haben, lässt sich nun schwarz auf weiß nachlesen. Ende April 2017 ist das Buch “Love and Sex with Robots” bei Springer herausgekommen, in der Reihe “Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence”. Aus dem Klappentext: “This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Love and Sex with Robots 2016 in December 2016, in London, UK. The 12 revised papers presented together with 1 keynote were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 38 submissions. … The topics of the conferences were as follows: robot emotions, humanoid robots, clone robots, entertainment robots, robot personalities, teledildonics, intelligent electronic sex hardware, gender approaches, affective approaches, psychological approaches, sociological approaches, roboethics, and philosophical approaches.” (Klappentext) Beiträge stammen u.a. von David Levy, Emma Yann Zhang und Oliver Bendel. Das Buch kann hier bestellt werden.

Abb.: Cover des Springer-Buchs