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Just Ordinary Robots by Rinie van Est, Lamber Royakkers

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Computer Science & Engineering / Robotics
ISBN: 978-1-4822-6014-4
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Just Ordinary Robots: Automation from Love to War examines the social
signicance of the new generation of ve types of robots: the home robot, the
care robot, police and private drones, the car robot, and the military robot. ...
This book is the result of many years of research by the Rathenau Instituut,
the Netherlands key research and debating center for science, technology,
and society. In 2012, this research led to the publication of the Dutch book
Overal Robots (Robots Everywhere), written by Lambèr Royakkers, Floortje
Daemen, and Rinie van Est. This book is an updated and drastically revised
version of that book.
—From the book’s Foreword by Frans Brom, Head of Technology
Assessment, Rathenau Instituut, The Hague, the Netherlands
Just Ordinary Robots: Automation from Love to War provides a socially
involved, yet sober, view into the new age of robots. It supplies a cutting-edge
look at robot technologies, including what these technologies are capable of
and the ethical and regulatory questions they raise.
The book surveys the various types of social robots and examines their
social signicance in homes, health care, trafc, the police, and the military.
Considering the technical characteristics and societal expectations of robots
in these areas, it explores what is possible right now in terms of robot
technologies. It also looks into the social, ethical, and regulatory issues future
robot technologies will create.
The text provides authoritative insights into the social signicance of robots
for the medium and long term. Illustrating the political, administrative, and
regulatory consequences related to each area, it highlights key points that
need to be publicly discussed or put on the agenda by today’s politicians and
policy makers.
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Just Ordinary Robots
Automation from Love to War
Royakkers
van Est
Just Ordinary Robots
Lambèr Royakkers
Rinie van Est
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