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dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Kathleenen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-07T15:30:38Z
dc.date.available2016-11-07T15:30:38Z
dc.date.issued2015-02-14
dc.identifier.citationRichardson, K. (2015) An Anthropology of Robots and AI: Annihilation Anxiety and Machines. Routledge, New York and London.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781138831742
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12785
dc.description.abstractThis book explores the making of robots in labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It examines the cultural ideas that go into the making of robots, and the role of fiction in co-constructing the technological practices of the robotic scientists. The book engages with debates in anthropological theorizing regarding the way that robots are reimagined as intelligent, autonomous and social and weaved into lived social realities. Richardson charts the move away from the “worker” robot of the 1920s to the “social” one of the 2000s, as robots are reimagined as companions, friends and therapeutic agents.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.subjectRobotsen
dc.subjectAnnihilationen
dc.subjectDestructionen
dc.subjectFantasyen
dc.subjectAttachment Theoryen
dc.subjectMechanical Socialityen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectGeeksen
dc.subjectNerdsen
dc.subjectR.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)en
dc.titleAn Anthropology of Robots and AI: Annihilation Anxiety and Machinesen
dc.typeBooken
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.4324/9781315736426
dc.researchgroupCentre for Computing and Social Responsibility
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderBritish Academyen
dc.projectidBritish Academy Postdoctoral Fellowshipen
dc.cclicenceN/Aen
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)en


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