Hello, Robot : Design between human and machine
A richly illustrated book investigating how robotics is becoming part of our everyday lives
The book looks at where we already encounter robotics and where we may come across them in the near future: in industry, in the military and in everyday settings; at nurseries and retirement homes; in our bodies and in the cloud; when shopping and having sex; in video games and, of course, in film and literature. In a series of in-depth essays and interviews, experts such as the science fiction author Bruce Sterling and the design duo Dunne & Raby explore the question of how we deal with our environment becoming increasingly digital, smarter and more autonomous. They highlight our often ambivalent relationship to new technologies and discuss the opportunities and challenges that are posed to us as individuals and as a society in this context.
Hello, Robot. broadens the scope of the discussion to the ethical and political questions with which we are faced today in the light of technological advances in robotics, whilst confronting us with the contradictions that are often found in the answers to these questions.
- Authors: Mateo Kries, Director of the Vitra Design Museum
- Paperback: 328 pages
- Date published: March 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-3945852118
- Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 19.8cm