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The kimono-clad android robot that recently made its debut as the new greeter at the entrance of Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store is just one example of the rapid advancements being made in the field of robotics.
Cognitive robotics is an approach to creating artificial intelligence in robots by enabling them to learn from and respond to real-world situations, as opposed to pre-programming the robot with specific responses to every conceivable stimulus.
Presenting the contributions of international experts from various disciplines within the field, Cognitive Robotics provides novel material and discusses advanced approaches in the field of intelligent robotics. It explains the various aspects of the topic to provide readers with a solid foundation on the subject.
This edited collection presents theoretical research in cognitive robotics. It takes a multidisciplinary approach that considers the artificial intelligence, physical, chemical, philosophical, psychological, social, cultural, and ethical aspects of this rapidly emerging field. The editor is a prominent researcher whose Lovotics research into emotional bonds with robots is widely recognized.
Supplying an accessible introduction to cognitive robotics, the book considers computational intelligence for cognitive robotics based on informationally structured space. It examines how people respond to robots and what makes robots psychologically appealing to humans.
The book contextualizes concepts in the history of studies on intelligence theories and includes case studies of different types of robots in action. Although ideal for robotics researchers and professionals, this book is also suitable for use as a supporting textbook in advanced robotics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Table of contents:

SECTION I: ETHICAL ASPECT OF COGNITIVE ROBOTICS

When Robots Do Wrong

David Levy
Introduction 
Blame the Robot?
     The Robot as a Quasi-Person 
     The Robot as a Quasi-Animal
     The Robot as a Man-Made Object 
     Punishing the Robot 
     Blaming the Robot - Summary
Blaming Homo Sapiens
     A Question of Trust 
Negligence and Product Liability Laws 
     The First Robot Fatality 
     Robots and the Laws of Negligence 
     Robots and the Laws of Product Liability 
     When Robots are Modified or Misused 
     Other Considerations of Legal Responsibility 
     Summary of Legal Considerations 
Robot Cars 
Insurance 
Summary and Conclusions 
Bibliography 

SECTION II: PHILOSOPHICAL ASPECT OF COGNITIVE ROBOTICS

Designing Modular AI Robots Inspired by Amerindian Material Culture
 Doros Polydorou and Alexis Kaekotis    

      Introduction 
     Evolution of Technology and Ideas 
     The Amerindian World and the Techno– Animistic Paradigm Shift 
     Animism: Material & Metamorphosis 
     Egalitarian Societies 
     Formation of a Robotic Community 
     Conclusion 
     Bibliography  

SECTION III: CHEMICAL ASPECT OF COGNITIVE ROBOTICS
A Learning Planet

Hans Sprong

Introduction

Perspective 
The Second Law 
The Control of Fire 
Emergence of Learning 
Of Men and Centaurs 
The Great Escape 
Bibliography 

SECTION IV: PHYSICAL ASPECT OF COGNITIVE ROBOTICS

Embodiment in Cognitive Robotics
: An Update

Paolo Barattini
Introduction 
Talking Chinese, Meaning and Recent Theoretical Debate 
Recent Practical Implementations of the Embodiment of Emotions, Motivations and Intentional States
Conclusions 
Bibliography

Imagined Physics: Exploring Examples of Shape-changing Interfaces 

Tim R. Merritt, Mie Nørgaard, Christian Ø. Laursen, Majken K. Rasmussen , and Marianne G. Petersen

Introduction 
Shape-Changing Interfaces
Examples from Our Courses 
     Shape-Changing Tumbling Objects: bObles 
     Shape-Changing with Light 
     Shape-Changing Surfaces
Imagined Physics 
Movement and Incidental Effects of Actuators
Future Work 
Acknowledgements 
Bibliography 

SECTION V: CULTURAL & SOCIAL ASPECTS OF COGNITIVE ROBOTICS

Effects of Cultural Context and Social Role on Human - Robot Interaction
 

Pei-Luen Patrick Rau and Na Chen
Introduction 
Effects of Cultural Context
Factors Influencing Human - Robot Interaction 
Effects of Cultural Context on Decision Making 
Effects of Robots’ Social Role: Autonomy
Level and Group Orientation 
     Social Robots 
     Autonomy level of robots
     Group orientation 
     Effects of robots’ social role on decision making 
Future Work 
Bibliography 

A Cognitive Model for Human Willingness to Collaborate with Robots
Belinda J. Dustan and Jeffrey Tzu Kwan Valino Koh

Introduction 
A Cognitive Model for Determining Human Willingness to Engage with Collaborative Robots 
     Determinants 
          Control Beliefs 
          Behavioral Beliefs 
          Normative Beliefs 
Cultural Robotics 
Future Research 
Conclusion 
Bibliography

Social Cognition of Robots during Interacting with Humans

Alex Yu-Hung Chien and Von-Wun Soo
Introduction 
Speech Acts and Dialogue Context 
Model Speech Acts As Dialogue Context Change 
Multiple Dialogue Contexts 
     Physical Context 
     Emotion model 
     Social Relation 
     Social Role 
     Personality 
     Preference 
Speech Act Model with Multiple Contexts 
Context Awareness in Dialogue 
Computational Model of Context Awareness Reasoning Using DBN 
     Noisy-OR Model 
     Isolated Contexts 
Experiment 
     A Speech Act Model with Multiple Contexts
     Infer Social Context from Dialogue 
     Noise in Dialogue Context Awareness 
     Pragmatic Prediction with Dialogue Contexts 
     The Most Likely Pragmatic Speech Acts Sequence 
Conclusion 
Bibliography 

SECTION VI: PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECT OF COGNITIVE ROBOTICS

On the Crossroads of Cognitive Psychologyand Cognitive Robotics

Roy de Kleijn, George Kachergis , and Bernhard Hommel
Early History of the Fields 
     History of Cognitive Psychology 
     The Computer Analogy 
     Early Cognitive Robots 
Action Control 
     Introduction 
     Feedforward and Feedback Control in Humans 
     Feedforward and Feedback Control in Robots 
     Robotic Action Planning 
Acquisition of Action Control
     Introduction 
     Human Action-Effect Learning 
          Traditional Action-Effect Learning Research
          Motor Babbling 
     Robotic Action-Effect Learning 
Directions for The Future 
     Introduction 
     Affordance Learning 
     Everyday Action Planning 
Conclusion 
Bibliography 

SECTION VII: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ASPECT OF COGNITIVE ROBOTICS

A Bottom-Up Integration of Vision and Actions To Create Cognitive Humanoids

Jürgen Leitner
Introduction
A Cognitive Robotics Approach 
Perceiving the Environment 
     Object Detection: icVision & CGP-IP 
Interacting with the Environment
     Collision Avoidance andWorld Model: MoBeE 
     Action Repertoire: TRM & LEOGrasper 
Integration 
     Closing the Action-Perception Loop 
Results 
     Avoiding a Moving Obstacle
     Reaching and Grasping Objects 
Conclusions 
Bibliography