This machine could bite: On the role of non-benign art robots
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The social robot's current and anticipated roles as butler, teacher, receptionist or carer for the elderly share a fundamental anthropocentric bias: they are designed to be benign, to facilitate a transaction that aims to be both useful to and simple for the human. At a time when intelligent machines are becoming a tangible prospect, such a bias does not leave much room for exploring and understanding the ongoing changes affecting the relation between humans and our technological environment. Can art robots – robots invented by artists – offer a non-benign-by-default perspective that opens the field for a machine to express its machinic potential beyond the limits imposed by an anthropocentric and market-driven approach? The paper addresses these questions by considering and contextualising early cybernetic machines, current developments in social robotics, and art robots by the author and other artists.
Granjon, P. (2017) 'This machine could bite: On the role of non-benign art robots', Fibreculture Journal 208
This article was published in Fibreculture Journal on 23 January 2017 (online) available at http://twentyeight.fibreculturejournal.org/2017/01/23/fcj-208-this-machine-could-bite-on-the-role-of-non-benign-art-robots/
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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