Reconfiguring human-robot relations

Suchman, Lucy (2006) Reconfiguring human-robot relations. In: Proceedings - RO-MAN 2006 - The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication . IEEE, GBR, pp. 652-654. ISBN 1424405653

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This paper explores cultural imaginaries in projects dedicated to the design of human-like machines. Working with discussions of mimesis as developed by anthropologists Michael Taussig [1] and Alfred Gell [2], I look at some exemplary realizations of 'socially intelligent' robots, proposing an approach aimed at demystifying and reenchanting such encounters. This alternative is developed through a close analysis of a project at the intersection of computing and new media art, performance artist Stelarc's Prosthetic Head. Drawing on recent discussions within cultural anthropology, science and technology studies, and feminist theory, I offer some suggestions for how we might differently conceptualize relations between humans and computational machines.

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