Rise of the robots


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Rise of the robots

  1. 1. The Rise of the Robots By Angelo Salcedo U3012159
  2. 2. Contents • Explanations of a robot • Perceptions of robots • Recent roles and development • Ethical issues
  3. 3. What are robots? • “A robot is a mechanised tool that reacts in a controlled manner to given commands and it often has a sense for the environment in which it operates. It doesn’t have to be like the Terminator, humanoids are just one class of robots. An XY robot that draws on a piece of paper in 2D or an autonomous car that drives through the desert or through an urban neighbourhood is still a robot. They come in all shapes, manners and sizes.” Dr Jaime Valls Miro - University of Technology Sydney
  4. 4. What are robots? • “A robot is an information and communication technology application. One of the things that distinguishes it from a standard computer is that it has a friendly, human-like face. It has got some human-like characteristics.” Dr Rajiv Khosla - La Trobe University “[Robots are] programmable machines [that are] capable of interacting with and manipulating their environment.” Dr Robert Sparrow - Monash University
  5. 5. Perceptions of robots • Throughout history popular science fiction media has played a role in shaping our perceptions and expectations of the imminent arrival of artificial intelligent human like entities. • Examples: Metropolis, 1927 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968 The Terminator, 1984 The Matrix, 1999 Artificial Intelligence: AI, 2001 iRobot, 2004
  6. 6. Current roles • Driverless vehicles • Car manufacturing (increased productivity) • Security surveillance • Military (bomb disposal) • Artificial companions
  7. 7. Recent developments • The creation and development of childcare robots. • Robots being developed to help with aged care and rehabilitation. • Research and development by numerous companies to create robots which detect and respond to human emotions. • Google’s development of self driving cars.
  8. 8. Interesting research points • Do we need artificial intelligence moral agents, and if so whose morality will they apply? • Will machine intelligence match or even exceed that of human intelligence, and when? • The development of new technology and artificial intelligence and how the technology has changed our lives.
  9. 9. Ethical issues to explore • The impact of such technology on children’s well being. • Leaving human life in the hands of machines could have unfortunate consequences. • Consulting the right people in developing artificial intelligent machines. • Who are we really creating them for?