Physicists describe Nature. They are the one who can mediate us, with care and attention, general features, hypotheses and theories that help us to describe physical phenomena drifting from a more abstract and fundamental level to the tacit, complicate, the real existence of things. However, they face the challenge when is time to explain how elementary particles interact with the quantum world. Together, efforts in knowledge transfer and education can be enhanced, triggering the role of fundamental research as a motor for new technologies and relevance for society.
In the latest years the literature on robots and education has addressed the inspiring possibility to insert robots as educators in classes. However, a full list of case studies – despite the ones of Saya in Japan and ARTIE at the Oxford Brooks University – have been lacking so far. This post aims to address this relationship, somehow complex and for lots barely possible, following a fil rouge aiming to highlight how the harmonious interactions between robot teachers and schoolers aren’t far from being a concrete possibility. Designed to appear and move like humans, and already well equipped to support education, they seems to face yet one major challenge: propose a model -being in control of its premises – and consider which design could let this pedagogy to blossom in hybrid contexts.
Nowadays, humanities are and want to be included in the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary dialogue of Human-Robot interaction and social robotics. Social robots start to compose a higher number of workplaces. For us is time to have a better understanding of what this co-working relationship does mean in terms of psychological and ethical-existential aspects exploring some current and subsequent implications.
Integrate social robots in human societies requires their capability to decide to take actions that might affect people’s lives and that – mainly for this reason – should behave according to shared ethical principles that play a role during a decision-making process. One of the reasons why, technical robotics performance should take per hand ethical transparency to place human values and needs at the core of social robot design.
This post orbits around to the theories developed around the notion of control, more in specific social control, the power that grow as a list of what, at the time, was conceived as necessary to control human beings starting from their personality, connecting with people internalization processes, their public status and even their conscience.
Our economy is undergoing a digital upheaval that will permeate, and even change, the type of industries we nowadays proclaim to know in-depth. The post of today will explore what is intended as Industry 4.0, clarifying a bit this term that usually stands for the fourth industrial revolution.
In this post we will explore together main differences defining machines and robots, focusing on their interventions in our complex society.
Bits of codes aren’t themselves information: their value is defined by what we extract from them. Within this frame of reasoning, after the noise is filtered out, bits are meaningful leftovers.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, in particular computer systems. These processes include learning (identify information and rules to use them), reasoning (refer to these rules to reach approximate or bounded conclusions) and accurate rectification of boundaries.
The journey of science had shown both the bright and dark sides of development. However, its request is to give us the keys and the pace – the rhythm – to run after the main people and institutions that could bring so many benefits to mankind. The act of understanding science and its specifics areas,Continue reading “Expose yourself to a science mindset”