ET4: Robots like me

Description

Robots and especially humanoids are a big issue in the 21st century. Science fiction has presented them as helpers (or threat) to humans. In current developments, robots are envisioned to become social actors that may be empathetic and cooperative. But will robots ever become person-like? Could they be company or support for elderly and disabled persons in our aging society, where human caring is bound to be sparse within a few decades? Will this allow the needy to have a longer independent and dignified life? These kinds of questions will be put to debate in my lecture, including ethical issues dealing with prospective forms of robot use.

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