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Living with Robots. Emerging Issues on the Psychological and Social Implications of Robotics

  • ID: 4806612
  • Book
  • December 2019
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Living with Robots: Emerging Issues on the Psychological and Social Implications of Robotics focuses on the issues that come to bear when humans interact and collaborate with robots. The book dives deeply into critical factors that impact how individuals interact with robots at home, work and play. It includes topics ranging from robot anthropomorphic design, degree of autonomy, trust, individual differences and machine learning. While other books focus on engineering capabilities or the highly conceptual, philosophical issues of human-robot interaction, this resource tackles the human elements at play in these interactions, which are essential if humans and robots are to coexist and collaborate effectively.

Authored by key psychology robotics researchers, the book limits its focus to specifically those robots who are intended to interact with people, including technology such as drones, self-driving cars, and humanoid robots. Forward-looking, the book examines robots not as the novelty they used to be, but rather the practical idea of robots participating in our everyday lives.

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Foreword Maggie Jackson 1. Transparent Interaction and Human-Robot Collaboration for Military Operations Shan G. Lakhmani, Julia L. Wright, Jessie Y.C. Chen 2. On the Social Perception of Robots: Measurement, Moderation, and Implications Steven J. Stroessner 3. Robotics to Support Aging in Place George Mois, Jenay M. Beer 4. Kill Switch: The Evolution of Road Rage in an Increasingly AI Car Culture Julie Carpenter 5. Development and Current State of Robotic Surgery Rana Pullatt, Benjamin L. White 6. Regulating Safety-Critical Autonomous Systems: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives M.L. Cummings, David Britton 7. The Role of Consumer Robots in our Everyday Lives Heather C. Lum 8. Principles of Evacuation Robots Alan R. Wagner 9. Humans Interacting with Intelligent Machines: At the Crossroads of Symbiotic Teamwork Michael D. McNeese, Nathaniel J. McNeese

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Richard Pak Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA.

Richard Pak is Associate Professor at Clemson University Department of Psychology. His research looks at how age-related changes in cognition affect people's ability to use technology. He is the lab director of the Cognition, Aging, and Technology Lab at Clemson. He is author of the book Designing Displays for Older Adults (2010) and co-edits the Human Factors Blog (http://humanfactorsblog.org/).
Ewart J. de Visser Warfighter Effectiveness Research Center (WERC), U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO United States.

Ewart J. de Visser is a senior human factors Scientist and director of human factors and UX research at Perceptronics Solutions Inc. He is the head of the TRUMAN Lab where he oversees studies on trust and automation.
Ericka Rovira Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, United States Military Academy, West Point, USA.

Ericka Rovira is an Associate Professor in the Engineering Psychology Program, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. Her current research interest lies in human automation interaction in complex domains. Specifically, her expertise lies in designing information and decision support tools taking into account the cognitive capabilities and limitations of human operators in complex environments.
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