Two Particularities Concerning Robots

  • Jozef Kelemen
Part of the Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics book series (TIEI, volume 3)


The contribution, in its first part (chapters [1]-[4]), emphasizes some of the differences between human beings and robots, and in its second part (chapters [5]-[7]) also some differences between computers and their programming, and robots and programming of robots. It recognize programming as an integral part of the overall human culture, and formulates complementing the usual Turing hypothesis, another Turing hypothesis rooted in the famous Turing test. As an example of focusing students attention to the differences in programming computers and robots the article provides some examples of the teaching experiences of the Institute of Computer Science of the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computer Science and IT4I InstituteSilesian UniversityOpavaCzech Republic
  2. 2.VSM School of ManagementBratislavaSlovakia

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