A Sociology of Intelligent, Autonomous Cothinkers and Coagents
Scientific and technological progress has brought robots where machine-based cognition and cooperation abilities start to emerge; not only between robots and humans but also among multiple robots themselves. In order to technically improve performances in latter case, as well as, by analogy, to better understand how humans can interact with one another and grow communities, time as come to further, scientifically and technically develop sociology-related knowledge and ontologies. Critical theoretical bases for cognition have been built and demonstrated, both in the human and machine-based cases, providing valuable contributions in this regard. Now sociable competences are considered, allowing for incrementally binding individuals and small groups into holistic units of increasing scope. Ultimately, what is also considered here is a kind of common, meta-human, secular framework where robots and humans can best co-think and co-act. Concepts have now been complemented and validated by real size implementation and experimentation in the domain of homes, as well as industrial and public environments. This should motivate the reader to get familiar with the proposed formal, quantitative MCS framework, thereby getting better insight in judgment and better ability to quantify requirements.
KeywordsSociology of Robots Sociology of Automated Systems Meta-human Secular Sociology AI Robotics Robocup-at-Home Cooperating Robots Service Robots Sociable Robots
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