Tag: robotics

Your Body as Part Machine

Matthew Gwynfryn Thomas and Djuke Veldhuis , November 15th, 2019


When you hear the word “cyborg,” scenes from the 1980s films RoboCop or The Terminator might spring to mind. But the futuristic characters made famous in those films…


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The Future of LOVOT: Between Models of Emotion and Experiments in Affect in Japan

Daniel White , July 23rd, 2019


Aya is anxiously waiting for a future in which humans coexist with robots. She didn’t think this was possible in her lifetime, but when she learned about LOVOT,…


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The Rise of Emotional Robots

SAPIENS , August 28th, 2018


[no-caption] David Williams/SAPIENS Listen to the companion episode of SAPIENS: A Podcast for Everything Human! When Dan White first pulled Pepper out of the box, it was slumped…


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Is Robot Empathy a Trap?

Daniel Salas , August 28th, 2018


[no-caption] David Williams/SAPIENS Can robots care? And why should we care if they do? SAPIENS host Jen Shannon meets Pepper the robot, and host Chip Colwell goes on…


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Ghosts in the Machine: On losing control to the technoscape

savannahlann , August 9th, 2018


“There have always been ghosts in the machine. Random segments of code that have grouped together to form un-expected protocols. Unanticipated, these free radicals engender questions of free…


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The Age of Cultured Machines

Matthew Gwynfryn Thomas and Djuke Veldhuis , June 26th, 2018


Two robots traverse the desert floor. Explosions from a decades-old conflict have left a pockmarked and unstable territory, though many more improvised bombs lie concealed in its vast…


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The Power of Vulnerability Revisited

Nina Oria-Loureiro , March 22nd, 2017


This episode focuses on a conversation between Adam and Amy about a TEDtalk titled The Power of Vulnerability presented by Brené Brown. In this video, Brown breaks down the…


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The Power of Vulnerability Revisited

Nina Oria-Loureiro , March 22nd, 2017


This episode focuses on a conversation between Adam and Amy about a TEDtalk titled The Power of Vulnerability presented by Brené Brown. In this video, Brown breaks down the…


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