Manufacturing intimacy: Are Japanese robots the perfect companion?

Japanese robots are popular, providing companionship to the increasingly socially isolated and aging demographic. But can an emotional relationship really be artificially manufactured? The Japanese robots are manufactured to establish a loving and caring relationship with humans, but Professor John Wyatt, anĀ ethicist on developments in AI and robotics, asks just how meaningful a connection can … Continue reading Manufacturing intimacy: Are Japanese robots the perfect companion?