An Overview of Love Between Humans and Artificial Partners

  • Adrian David Cheok
  • Emma Yann ZhangEmail author
Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)


In this chapter, we discover the history of love between humans and artificial partners, which has its origins in ancient Greek mythologies. Our fascination with artificial companions is evident in science fiction, films and television. With the research developments in robotics and artificial intelligence, intimate relationship with virtual and robotic partners is no longer pure science fiction, but it is also studied as a serious academic subject, known as Love and Sex with Robots. In order to continue with the discussion on this topic, it is necessary to understand the complicated emotion of love. We will attempt to explain this human desire by examining several popular theories of love. Finally, we will discuss whether and how could this new type of love be accepted in society.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imagineering InstituteIskander PuteriMalaysia

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