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AI Love You

Developments in Human-Robot Intimate Relationships

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  • Provides evidence-based empirical research on the emerging topic of robot sex

  • Addresses the implications of intimate relationships between humans and artificial partners

  • Discusses and provides counter-arguments to the objections against robot sex

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. How Do We Interact with Our Artificial Partners?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Use of Social Robots and the Uncanny Valley Phenomenon

      • Melinda A. Mende, Martin H. Fischer, Katharina Kühne
      Pages 41-73
  3. Is Technology Ready to Make Intimate Machines?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 75-75
    2. Living with Harmony: A Personal Companion System by Realbotix™

      • Kino Coursey, Susan Pirzchalski, Matt McMullen, Guile Lindroth, Yuri Furuushi
      Pages 77-95
    3. From the Mind to the Cloud: Personal Data in the Age of the Internet of Things

      • Giuseppe Lugano, Martin Hudák, Matúš Ivančo, Tomáš Loveček
      Pages 111-130
  4. New Trends to Satisfy Our Desire

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131
    2. Hologram Girl

      • Oliver Bendel
      Pages 149-165
  5. Possible Implications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 167-167
  6. Outlook

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 175-175
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 185-189

About this book

Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book explores the emerging topics and rapid technological developments of robotics and artificial intelligence through the lens of the evolving role of sex robots, and how they should best be designed to serve human needs. An international panel of authors provides the most up-to-date, evidence-based empirical research on the potential sexual applications of artificial intelligence. Early chapters discuss the objections to sexual activity with robots while also providing a counterargument to each objection. Subsequent chapters present the implications of robot sex as well as the security and data privacy issues associated with sexual interactions with artificial intelligence. The book concludes with a chapter highlighting the importance of a scientific, multidisciplinary approach to the study of human - robot sexuality. 

Topics featured in this book include: 
  • The Sexual Interaction Illusion Model. 
  • The personal companion system, Harmony, designed by Realbotix™. 
  • An exposition of the challenges of personal data control and protection when dealing with artificial intelligence. 
  • The current and future technological possibilities of projecting three-dimensional holograms. 
  • Expert discussion notes from an international workshop on the topic. 
AI Love You will be of interest to academic researchers in psychology, robotics, ethics, medical science, sociology, gender studies as well as clinicians, policy makers, and the business sector.

Keywords

  • Sex Robots
  • Love and Sex with Robots
  • Human-Robot Intimate Relationships
  • Human-Robot Affective Interaction
  • Clinical Application of Sex Robots
  • Robot Sex Crimes
  • Child Sex Robots
  • Machine Ethics
  • Human Sexual Feature
  • Social and Ethical Implications of Robot Sex
  • Therapeutic Application of Robot Sex
  • sexual behaviour

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

    Yuefang Zhou, Martin H. Fischer

About the editors

Yuefang Zhou is a Postdoctoral Visiting Scientist to the University of Potsdam in Germany and was a visiting scholar to the Charité Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Germany (2017 – 2018).  She holds a Master with distinction in Applied Research Methods from the University of Dundee, UK. After completing her PhD at the University of Dundee in 2007, she first worked in social psychology on group identity in the University of St Andrews in 2008 and then in the area of Health Psychology in the Medical School of the University of St Andrews (2008 – 2017).  In St Andrews she strengthened her expertise on studying human interactions in medical settings and developed a keen interest to study human-robot social interactions, to which she is currently devoting her full attention.    

Martin H. Fischer is Professor of Cognitive Science, Chair of Cognitive Sciences at the University of Potsdam in Germany and speaker for the research focus on Cognitive Sciences at this university. After completing Psychology studies at RWTH Aachen, Germany, in 1991, Martin worked in Massachusetts, USA, on human motor activity and eye movements. Following his PhD in Cognitive Psychology, he worked as a researcher at LMU in Munich, Germany, before moving to University of Dundee in Scotland in 1999. There, he worked for 12 years on various topics, including as human-robot interaction, before being appointed in Potsdam. Leading the Potsdam Embodied Cognition Group (PECoG), he has recently published the two-volume “Foundations of Embodied Cognition”.

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Buying options

eBook
USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-19734-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)