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Fraking Robots, Dude!

  1. 1. Fraking Robots, Dude! By Sharon Greenfield
  2. 2. Can Humans Create a Robot Society? •  Mimic human development process •  Teach robots to learn to be socially intelligent •  Robot culture recursively created via language
  3. 3. Cognitive Design of Robots •  Most robots are designed without regards to social behaviour •  Interaction dynamics matters; context via language •  Use imitation to augment social interaction while engaged in robot language learning
  4. 4. Lil’ Bit O’ History Written in 1920 Karel Capek’s R.U.R.: (Rossum's Universal Robots) Czech English ‘robota’ = ‘slave labor’
  5. 5. Lil’ Bit O’ History Written in 1920 Karel Capek’s R.U.R.: (Rossum's Universal Robots) Czech English ‘robota’ = ‘slave labor’ 1. Acquire soul 2. Rebel against ‘owner’ 3. Attempt annihilation of said ‘owner’
  6. 6. Artificial Robot Android Intelligence Artificial Cyborg General Intelligence
  7. 7. Developmental Psychology What is it? •  Lifespan physical, cognitive, and social change Why does it matter? •  Nature/Nurture •  Process •  Change
  8. 8. Psychogenesis v Sociogenesis Jean Piaget = Cognitive Constructivism + + =
  9. 9. Psychogenesis v Sociogenesis Lev S. Vygotsky = Social Constructivism + + =
  10. 10. Piaget Framework Emphasis: 1. Sensorimotor period (Ages 0-2yrs): Learn via senses, touch, movement. Very egocentric. 2. Preoperational period (Ages 2-7) : Better motor skills, object orientation. Very intuitive. 3. Concrete operations period (Ages 7-12) : Large logical leaps ability. No longer egocentric. 4. Formal operations period (Ages 12-15): Ability of logic, abstract reasoning, hypothetical thought.
  11. 11. Vygotsky Framework Emphasis: •  Cognitive development changes per cultural and historical factors •  Acquire cultural tools via social interactions •  Symbolic knowledge acquisition •  Language is key to cognitive development
  12. 12. Gah Gah Gah Goo… Using the Vygotsky framework one might: •  Socially interact with robot via imitation •  Synchronization, create interaction dynamic •  Teach a proto-language; per each movement, a meaning/specific ‘word’.
  13. 13. Gah Gah Gah Goo… Using the Vygotsky framework reply could be: •  Study language transition •  Track the autonomous response •  Track the robot-human interaction patterns •  No dirty diapers
  14. 14. HUMAN ROBOT Culture Culture Language Language
  15. 15. BROADER IMPLICATIONS Culture Language Language History Culture + Language + History = Society
  16. 16. Societal Existence
  17. 17. References and Thank You Billard, A. & Dautenhahn, K. 1999. Studying robot Thanks to Aubrey social cognition within a developmental psychology and Ren for framework. Proc. Eurobot99, Third European consultation, to all Workshop on Advanced Mobile Robots, September 1999, Switzerland. the hardworking Ignite organizers and volunteers, and to Ishiguro, H. & MacDorman, K. 2006. The uncanny advantage of using androids in cognitive and the Portland social science research. Interaction Studies, 7:3, community for being 297-337. interested! Activity InterPretation Project, University of Vienna -Sharon