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AM/PM Session - 3 July 2018 - How humans bond with robot colleagues
We read an article looking at the relationship between people and robots they work with:
Vocabulary Top 10:
lurk - to wait in a secret or hidden place especially in order to do something wrong or harmful
just so happens - used for saying that something is true, although it is surprising
bond - to form a close relationship with someone
clumsy - moving or doing things in a very awkward way and tending to drop or break things
have a mind of its own - to have its own ideas and make its own choices about what should be done
ascribe - to say or think that (something) is caused by, comes from, or is associated with (something or someone)
footage - scenes or action recorded on film or video
befriend - to become a friend to (someone)
anoint - to officially or formally choose (someone) to do or to be something
anthropomorphise - considering animals, objects, etc., as having human qualities (e.g. the ball 'Wilson' in Castaway)
Do you have any robot colleagues?
What do you think about classing extremely advanced robots as 'electronic persons' and giving them some human rights?