Living with Robots

Living with Robots
Author: Paul Dumouchel,Luisa Damiano
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2017-11-06
ISBN 10: 0674971736
ISBN 13: 9780674971738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Robots Book Review:

Living with Robots recounts a foundational shift in robotics, from artificial intelligence to artificial empathy, and foreshadows an inflection point in human evolution. As robots engage with people in socially meaningful ways, social robotics probes the nature of the human emotions that social robots are designed to emulate.

Living with Robots

Living with Robots
Author: Richard Pak,Ewart J. de Visser,Ericka Rovira
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2019-11-30
ISBN 10: 012815635X
ISBN 13: 9780128156353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Robots Book Review:

Living with Robots: Emerging Issues on the Psychological and Social Implications of Robotics focuses on the issues that come to bear when humans interact and collaborate with robots. The book dives deeply into critical factors that impact how individuals interact with robots at home, work and play. It includes topics ranging from robot anthropomorphic design, degree of autonomy, trust, individual differences and machine learning. While other books focus on engineering capabilities or the highly conceptual, philosophical issues of human-robot interaction, this resource tackles the human elements at play in these interactions, which are essential if humans and robots are to coexist and collaborate effectively. Authored by key psychology robotics researchers, the book limits its focus to specifically those robots who are intended to interact with people, including technology such as drones, self-driving cars, and humanoid robots. Forward-looking, the book examines robots not as the novelty they used to be, but rather the practical idea of robots participating in our everyday lives. Explores how individual differences in cognitive abilities and personality influence human-robot interaction Examines the human response to robot autonomy Includes tools and methods for the measurement of social emotion with robots Delves into a broad range of domains - military, caregiving, toys, surgery, and more Anticipates the issues we will encountering with robots in the next ten years Foreword by Maggie Jackson

Living with Robots

Living with Robots
Author: Richard Pak,Ewart J. de Visser,Ericka Rovira
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2019-11-30
ISBN 10: 012815635X
ISBN 13: 9780128156353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Robots Book Review:

Living with Robots: Emerging Issues on the Psychological and Social Implications of Robotics focuses on the issues that come to bear when humans interact and collaborate with robots. The book dives deeply into critical factors that impact how individuals interact with robots at home, work and play. It includes topics ranging from robot anthropomorphic design, degree of autonomy, trust, individual differences and machine learning. While other books focus on engineering capabilities or the highly conceptual, philosophical issues of human-robot interaction, this resource tackles the human elements at play in these interactions, which are essential if humans and robots are to coexist and collaborate effectively. Authored by key psychology robotics researchers, the book limits its focus to specifically those robots who are intended to interact with people, including technology such as drones, self-driving cars, and humanoid robots. Forward-looking, the book examines robots not as the novelty they used to be, but rather the practical idea of robots participating in our everyday lives. Explores how individual differences in cognitive abilities and personality influence human-robot interaction Examines the human response to robot autonomy Includes tools and methods for the measurement of social emotion with robots Delves into a broad range of domains - military, caregiving, toys, surgery, and more Anticipates the issues we will encountering with robots in the next ten years Foreword by Maggie Jackson

Beyond Human

Beyond Human
Author: Gregory Benford,Elisabeth Malartre
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-09-18
ISBN 10: 1429936207
ISBN 13: 9781429936200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Human Book Review:

Concepts once purely fiction -- robots, cyborg parts, artificial intelligences -- are becoming part of everyday reality. Soon robots will be everywhere, performing surgery, exploring hazardous places, making rescues, fighting fires, handling heavy goods. After a decade or two, they will be as unremarkable as the computer screen is now in offices, airports or restaurants. Cyborgs will be less obvious. These additions to the human body are interior now, as rebuilt joints, elbows and hearts. Soon we will cross the line between repair and augmentation, probably first in sports medicine, then spreading to everyone who wants to make a body perform better, last longer, than it ordinarily could. Controversy will arise, but it will not stop the desire to live longer and be stronger than we are. Gregory Benford and Elisabeth Malartre's Beyond Human treats the landscape of human self-change and robotic development as poles of the same general phenomenon. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

What To Expect When You re Expecting Robots

What To Expect When You re Expecting Robots
Author: Laura Major,Julie Shah
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1541699106
ISBN 13: 9781541699106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What To Expect When You re Expecting Robots Book Review:

The next generation of robots will be truly social, but can we make sure that they play well in the sandbox? Most robots are just tools. They do limited sets of tasks subject to constant human control. But a new type of robot is coming. These machines will operate on their own in busy, unpredictable public spaces. They'll ferry deliveries, manage emergency rooms, even grocery shop. Such systems could be truly collaborative, accomplishing tasks we don't do well without our having to stop and direct them. This makes them social entities, so, as robot designers Laura Major and Julie Shah argue, whether they make our lives better or worse is a matter of whether they know how to behave. What to Expect When You're Expecting Robots offers a vision for how robots can survive in the real world and how they will change our relationship to technology. From teaching them manners, to robot-proofing public spaces, to planning for their mistakes, this book answers every question you didn't know you needed to ask about the robots on the way.

Living with Robots

Living with Robots
Author: Ruth Aylett,Patricia A. Vargas
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN 10: 0262365472
ISBN 13: 9780262365475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Robots Book Review:

The truth about robots: two experts look beyond the hype, offering a lively and accessible guide to what robots can (and can't) do. The robots are coming, and they're going to take our jobs! Or, on second thought, perhaps they will be our friends! In case you haven't noticed, there's a lot of hype about robots; some of it is scary and some of it utopian. In this book, two robotics experts look beyond the fearmongering and the cheerleading to offer an engaging, accessible guide to robots: what they can (and can't) do, how they work, and what we can reasonably expect their future capabilities to be. The authors discuss the history of our fascination with the creation of artificial humans and why we find it so frightening. They outline the basic capabilities of robots--movement, navigation, and grasping and touching--and unpack the language we use to talk about robots, investigating the terms intelligence (perhaps a misnomer in the context of robotics) and learning (explaining the varieties of machine learning). They describe cooperating robots, used in applications ranging from robot football to search and rescue; ask if robots can feel emotions; and consider interactive robots as pets, butlers, and companions. Finally, they look at robots that raise ethical and social issues: killer robots, sexbots, and robots that might be gunning for your job. Living with Robots equips readers to look at robots concretely--as human-made artifacts rather than placeholders for our anxieties.

Rise of the Robots

Rise of the Robots
Author: Martin Ford
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN 10: 0465040675
ISBN 13: 9780465040674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rise of the Robots Book Review:

The New York Times-bestselling guide to how automation is changing the economy, undermining work, and reshaping our lives Winner of Best Business Book of the Year awards from the Financial Times and from Forbes "Lucid, comprehensive, and unafraid...;an indispensable contribution to a long-running argument."--Los Angeles Times What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making "good jobs" obsolete: many paralegals, journalists, office workers, and even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots and smart software. As progress continues, blue and white collar jobs alike will evaporate, squeezing working- and middle-class families ever further. At the same time, households are under assault from exploding costs, especially from the two major industries-education and health care-that, so far, have not been transformed by information technology. The result could well be massive unemployment and inequality as well as the implosion of the consumer economy itself. The past solutions to technological disruption, especially more training and education, aren't going to work. We must decide, now, whether the future will see broad-based prosperity or catastrophic levels of inequality and economic insecurity. Rise of the Robots is essential reading to understand what accelerating technology means for our economic prospects-not to mention those of our children-as well as for society as a whole.

Human Robot Interaction

Human Robot Interaction
Author: Christoph Bartneck,Tony Belpaeme,Friederike Eyssel,Takayuki Kanda,Merel Keijsers,Selma Šabanović
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-05-07
ISBN 10: 1108735401
ISBN 13: 9781108735407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Robot Interaction Book Review:

This broad overview for graduate students introduces multidisciplinary topics from robotics to sociology which are needed to understand the area.

Robot Sex

Robot Sex
Author: John Danaher,Neil McArthur
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2018-01-08
ISBN 10: 0262536021
ISBN 13: 9780262536028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robot Sex Book Review:

Perspectives from philosophy, psychology religious studies, economics, and law on the possible future of robot-human sexual relationships. Sexbots are coming. Given the pace of technological advances, it is inevitable that realistic robots specifically designed for people's sexual gratification will be developed in the not-too-distant future. Despite popular culture's fascination with the topic, and the emergence of the much-publicized Campaign Against Sex Robots, there has been little academic research on the social, philosophical, moral, and legal implications of robot sex. This book fills the gap, offering perspectives from philosophy, psychology, religious studies, economics, and law on the possible future of robot-human sexual relationships. Contributors discuss what a sex robot is, if they exist, why we should take the issue seriously, and what it means to "have sex" with a robot. They make the case for developing sex robots, arguing for their beneficial nature, and the case against it, on religious and moral grounds; they consider the subject from the robot's perspective, addressing such issues as consent and agency; and they ask whether it is possible for a human to form a mutually satisfying, loving relationship with a robot. Finally, they speculate about the future of human-robot sexual interaction, considering the social acceptability of sex robots and the possible effect on society. Contributors Marina Adshade, Thomas Arnold, Julie Carpenter, John Danaher, Brian Earp, Lily Eva Frank, Joshua Goldstein, Michael Hauskeller, Noreen Herzfeld, Neil McArthur, Mark Migotti, Sven Nyholm, Ezio di Nucci, Steve Petersen, Anders Sandberg, Matthias Scheutz, Litska Strikwerda, Nicole Wyatt

Robotics

Robotics
Author: George Dekoulis
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN 10: 9535136356
ISBN 13: 9789535136354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotics Book Review:

This book analyses the legal, ethical and social aspects of using deep-learning AI robotic products. The collective effort of distinguished international researchers has been incorporated into one book suitable for the broader audience interested in the emerging scientific field of roboethics. The book has been edited by Prof. George Dekoulis, Aerospace Engineering Institute, Cyprus, expert on state-of-the-art implementations of robotic systems for unmanned spacecraft navigation and other aerospace applications. We hope this book will increase the sensitivity of all the community members involved with roboethics. The significance of incorporating all aspects of roboethics right at the beginning of the creation of a new deep-learning AI robot is emphasised and analysed throughout the book. AI robotic systems offer an unprecedented set of virtues to the society. However, the principles of roboethical design and operation of deep-learning AI robots must be strictly legislated, the manufacturers should apply the laws and the knowledge development of the AI robots should be closely monitored after sales. This will minimise the drawbacks of implementing such intelligent technological solutions. These devices are a representation of ourselves and form communities like us. Learning from them is also a way to improve ourselves.

Human Robotics

Human Robotics
Author: Etienne Burdet,David W. Franklin,Theodore E. Milner
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 0262314827
ISBN 13: 9780262314824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Robotics Book Review:

A synthesis of biomechanics and neural control that draws on recent advances in robotics to address control problems solved by the human sensorimotor system. This book proposes a transdisciplinary approach to investigating human motor control that synthesizes musculoskeletal biomechanics and neural control. The authors argue that this integrated approach—which uses the framework of robotics to understand sensorimotor control problems—offers a more complete and accurate description than either a purely neural computational approach or a purely biomechanical one. The authors offer an account of motor control in which explanatory models are based on experimental evidence using mathematical approaches reminiscent of physics. These computational models yield algorithms for motor control that may be used as tools to investigate or treat diseases of the sensorimotor system and to guide the development of algorithms and hardware that can be incorporated into products designed to assist with the tasks of daily living. The authors focus on the insights their approach offers in understanding how movement of the arm is controlled and how the control adapts to changing environments. The book begins with muscle mechanics and control, progresses in a logical manner to planning and behavior, and describes applications in neurorehabilitation and robotics. The material is self-contained, and accessible to researchers and professionals in a range of fields, including psychology, kinesiology, neurology, computer science, and robotics.

Robot Attitude

Robot Attitude
Author: John R Patrick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2019-08
ISBN 10: 9781985882744
ISBN 13: 1985882744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robot Attitude Book Review:

Robot Attitude is a creative and useful mix about robots and AI and how they will affect every aspect of our daily lives and of organizations of every kind. Robots and Artificial Intelligence are coming. Should we be afraid of them or embrace them? Robot Attitude offers answers. It is an easy to understand view of the present and a vision of the future. This book covers the full spectrum of what is going on in a highly pragmatic and very readable way. The book is #6 of Patrick's "It's All About Attitude" series which consistently articulates how attitude is the ultimate differentiator between success and failure of new technology. The following is what some thought leaders had to say about Robot Attitude. "John Patrick adds to the Attitude series with an installment I've been anxiously awaiting! Robot Attitude is our guidebook to the future in numerous fields. John zeroes in on what we need to know today to understand technology's promises for tomorrow."Skip Prichard, President & CEO, OCLC, Inc., WSJ bestselling author of The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future"John Patrick's book avoids the gloom and doom some pundits predict about the impact of robots. In Robot Attitude, he offers a practical and easy to understand view about how robots help businesses, large and small."Frank Pagano, General Manager at Practical Robotic Services LLC"Robot Attitude, John Patrick's latest book in his renowned Attitude Series clearly and concisely discusses the three areas where intelligent robots will have an impact: use of robot technology, their future impact on humankind, and how we humans can manage the transition. It's required reading for anyone interested in what will likely be the greatest transition humankind has yet undergone."Ronald H. Gruner, Founder, Alliant Computer and Shareholder.com"Dr. John Patrick has done it again! Robot Attitude, his fifth challenge to technology innovators, follows the successful formula set by Net Attitude, his original guide to transformative technologies. Patrick sees a brighter man-machine future, and documents it. Thus, Robot Attitude becomes a virtual piñata of bright, shiny robotic toys and tools that are not just changing the face of manufacturing, but of living itself. Ignore Patrick's predictions at your peril, understand them better, with this highly readable book."James G. Kollegger, CEO, Genesys Partners, Inc."In Robot Attitude John reaches back to his recurrent theme of our attitude toward new technology but also reveals how the coming technology may have an attitude toward us. The future is not about humans vs. robots and AI. The future is about humans + robots and AI. John's book tells you why."Konrad Gulla, Chief Visionary & Founder, Keeeb, Inc."Dr. Patrick's Robot Attitude delivers a remarkable and concise analysis of a really fast moving target - Artificial Intelligence and its many applications. A must read and excellent source for future investment ideas."J. B. Hamilton, Investment Advisor, Greenwich, CT

All About Robots

All About Robots
Author: Lisa J. Amstutz
Publsiher: North Star Editions, Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN 10: 163517175X
ISBN 13: 9781635171754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All About Robots Book Review:

Explores the fascinating world of robots. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, and a "How It Works" feature, the book provides an inspiring look at this exciting technology.

The Future of Work

The Future of Work
Author: Darrell M. West
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 0815732945
ISBN 13: 9780815732945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Work Book Review:

Looking for ways to handle the transition to a digital economy Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future. They are with us today and will become increasingly common in coming years, along with virtual reality and digital personal assistants. As these tools advance deeper into everyday use, they raise the question—how will they transform society, the economy, and politics? If companies need fewer workers due to automation and robotics, what happens to those who once held those jobs and don't have the skills for new jobs? And since many social benefits are delivered through jobs, how are people outside the workforce for a lengthy period of time going to earn a living and get health care and social benefits? Looking past today's headlines, political scientist and cultural observer Darrell M. West argues that society needs to rethink the concept of jobs, reconfigure the social contract, move toward a system of lifetime learning, and develop a new kind of politics that can deal with economic dislocations. With the U.S. governance system in shambles because of political polarization and hyper-partisanship, dealing creatively with the transition to a fully digital economy will vex political leaders and complicate the adoption of remedies that could ease the transition pain. It is imperative that we make major adjustments in how we think about work and the social contract in order to prevent society from spiraling out of control. This book presents a number of proposals to help people deal with the transition from an industrial to a digital economy. We must broaden the concept of employment to include volunteering and parenting and pay greater attention to the opportunities for leisure time. New forms of identity will be possible when the "job" no longer defines people's sense of personal meaning, and they engage in a broader range of activities. Workers will need help throughout their lifetimes to acquire new skills and develop new job capabilities. Political reforms will be necessary to reduce polarization and restore civility so there can be open and healthy debate about where responsibility lies for economic well-being. This book is an important contribution to a discussion about tomorrow—one that needs to take place today.

The Wild Robot

The Wild Robot
Author: Peter Brown
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 0316382019
ISBN 13: 9780316382014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wild Robot Book Review:

Wall-E meets Hatchet in this New York Times bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

The Naked Sun

The Naked Sun
Author: Isaac Asimov
Publsiher: Spectra
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-04-13
ISBN 10: 0307792404
ISBN 13: 9780307792402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Naked Sun Book Review:

A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their every need attended to by their faithful robot servants. To this strange and provocative planet comes Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible murder that has rocked Solaria to its foundations. The victim had been so reclusive that he appeared to his associates only through holographic projection. Yet someone had gotten close enough to bludgeon him to death while robots looked on. Now Baley and Olivaw are faced with two clear impossibilities: Either the Solarian was killed by one of his robots--unthinkable under the laws of Robotics--or he was killed by the woman who loved him so much that she never came into his presence!

A World Without Work

A World Without Work
Author: Daniel Susskind
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN 10: 1250173523
ISBN 13: 9781250173522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World Without Work Book Review:

From an Oxford economist, a visionary account of how technology will transform the world of work, and what we should do about it From mechanical looms to the combustion engine to the first computers, new technologies have always provoked panic about workers being replaced by machines. For centuries, such fears have been misplaced, and many economists maintain that they remain so today. But as Daniel Susskind demonstrates, this time really is different. Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence mean that all kinds of jobs are increasingly at risk. Drawing on almost a decade of research in the field, Susskind argues that machines no longer need to think like us in order to outperform us, as was once widely believed. As a result, more and more tasks that used to be far beyond the capability of computers – from diagnosing illnesses to drafting legal contracts, from writing news reports to composing music – are coming within their reach. The threat of technological unemployment is now real. This is not necessarily a bad thing, Susskind emphasizes. Technological progress could bring about unprecedented prosperity, solving one of humanity’s oldest problems: how to make sure that everyone has enough to live on. The challenges will be to distribute this prosperity fairly, to constrain the burgeoning power of Big Tech, and to provide meaning in a world where work is no longer the center of our lives. Perceptive, pragmatic, and ultimately hopeful, A World Without Work shows the way.

Sublime Dreams of Living Machines

Sublime Dreams of Living Machines
Author: Minsoo Kang
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN 10: 0674059417
ISBN 13: 9780674059412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sublime Dreams of Living Machines Book Review:

Kang’s central contention is that the automaton, a machine that can move by itself (better known today as the robot), is one of the essential ideas with which people in the West have pondered the very nature of humanity itself. In Kang’s telling, automata are mirrors of the ideas, fears, and anxieties of a given era, in that attitudes towards the machines have always been indicative of a moment’s zeitgeist. The book is historically sweeping, but not comprehensive; the focus is on what Kang takes to be key changes in the representations of and responses to automata. His main interest is on how Europeans in different periods of the past thought about the very notion of a self-moving machine that acted as if it were alive and how they used it for various symbolic and intellectual purposes.

Robot Proof

Robot Proof
Author: Joseph Aoun
Publsiher: Mit Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 0262535971
ISBN 13: 9780262535977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robot Proof Book Review:

How to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover--filling needs that even the most sophisticated robot cannot. Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence. Robots can climb stairs, open doors, win Jeopardy, analyze stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces, advise oncologists. In the past, automation was considered a threat to low-skilled labor. Now, many high-skilled functions, including interpreting medical images, doing legal research, and analyzing data, are within the skill sets of machines. How can higher education prepare students for their professional lives when professions themselves are disappearing? In Robot-Proof, Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun proposes a way to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover--to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot. A "robot-proof" education, Aoun argues, is not concerned solely with topping up students' minds with high-octane facts. Rather, it calibrates them with a creative mindset and the mental elasticity to invent, discover, or create something valuable to society--a scientific proof, a hip-hop recording, a web comic, a cure for cancer. Aoun lays out the framework for a new discipline, humanics, which builds on our innate strengths and prepares students to compete in a labor market in which smart machines work alongside human professionals. The new literacies of Aoun's humanics are data literacy, technological literacy, and human literacy. Students will need data literacy to manage the flow of big data, and technological literacy to know how their machines work, but human literacy--the humanities, communication, and design--to function as a human being. Life-long learning opportunities will support their ability to adapt to change. The only certainty about the future is change. Higher education based on the new literacies of humanics can equip students for living and working through change.

Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics

Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics
Author: M. Nørskov,J. Seibt,O.S. Quick
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 702
Release: 2021-01-04
ISBN 10: 1643681559
ISBN 13: 9781643681559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics Book Review:

The subject of social robotics has enormous projected economic significance. However, social robots not only present us with novel opportunities but also with novel risks that go far beyond safety issues. It is a potentially highly disruptive technology which could negatively affect the most valuable parts of the fabric of human social interactions in irreparable ways. Since engineering educations do not yet offer the necessary competences to analyze, holistically assess, and constructively mitigate these risks, new alliances must be established between engineering and SSH disciplines, with special emphasis on the humanities (i.e. disciplines specializing in the analysis of socio-cultural interactions and human experience). The Robophilosophy Conference Series was established in 2014 with the purpose of creating a new forum and catalyzing the research discussion in this important area of applied humanities research, with focus on robophilosophy. Robophilosophy conferences have been the world’s largest venues for humanities research in and on social robotics. The book at hand presents the proceedings of Robophilosophy Conference 2020: Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics, the fourth event in the international, biennial Robophilosophy Conference Series, which brought together close to 400 participants from 29 countries. The speakers of the conference, whose contributions are collected in this volume, were invited to offer concrete proposals for how the Humanities can help to shape a future where social robotics is guided by the goals of enhancing socio-cultural values rather than by utility alone. The book is divided into 3 parts; Abstracts of Plenaries, which contains 6 plenary sessions; Session Papers, with 44 papers under 8 thematic categories; and Workshops, containing 25 items on 5 selected topics. Providing concrete proposals from philosophers and other SSH researchers for new models and methods, this book will be of interest to all those involved in developing artificial ‘social’ agents in a culturally sustainable way that is also – a fortiori – ethically responsible.