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The Art of Being Together with Robots: A Conversation with Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro

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The content of this article is primarily a transcription of two events: A demo of a video-conference with the Geminoid HI-2 at Osaka University (Systems Innovation Department in the Graduate School of Engineering), and a conversation about Geminoids with Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro at ATR (Advanced Telecommunication Research Institute International—Kyoto). As Professor Ishiguro says during the conversation, his quest “is harmony between humans and robots”. By creating and manipulating androids (human-like appearance robot), the roboticist reveals and highlights the assembly, disassembly and reconfigurations of human representation and human presence.

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Paré, Z. The Art of Being Together with Robots: A Conversation with Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro. Int J of Soc Robotics 7, 129–136 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-014-0264-9

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Keywords

  • Geminoid
  • Telepresence
  • Human likeness
  • Familiarity
  • Empathy
  • Sympathy