Introducing 'theomorphic robots'

Gabriele Trovato, Francisco Cuellar, Masao Nishimura

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As robots are going to spread in human society, the study of their appearance becomes a critical matter when assessing robots performance and appropriateness for an application and for the employment in different countries, with different background cultures and religions. Robot appearance categories are commonly divided in anthropomorphic, zoomorphic and functional. In this paper, we offer a theoretical contribution by introducing a new category, called 'theomorphic robots', in which robots carry the shape and the identity of a supernatural creature or object within a religion. Discussing the theory of dehumanisation and the different categories of supernatural among different religions, we hypothesise the possible advantages of the theomorphic design for different applications.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaHumanoids 2016 - IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
EditorialIEEE Computer Society
Número de páginas6
ISBN (versión digital)9781509047185
EstadoPublicada - 30 dic. 2016
Evento16th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Humanoids 2016 - Cancun, México
Duración: 15 nov. 201617 nov. 2016

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NombreIEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
ISSN (versión impresa)2164-0572
ISSN (versión digital)2164-0580


Conferencia16th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Humanoids 2016


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