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Do animals have thoughts and feelings in any way comparable to humans? Can we ever know, or will the answer be forever out of our reach? If robots are given autonomy, should they also be held responsible for their actions? And if so, does that mean they must have minds?
Exploring the meeting point of the philosophy of mind, artificial intelligence, robotics, and the science of animal behaviour, Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs shows how many different-and sometimes surprising-conclusions we can draw about 'alien minds'.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
David McFarland is well known for his studies in animal behavior and more recently the broadening of this understanding to "artificial ethology" and robotics. He is the author of a number of books, including Animal Behaviour: Psychobiology, Ethology, and Evolution, and OUP's Companion to Animal Behaviour as well as the OPR Animal Behaviour (2006).
Table of ContentsList of Illustrations vi
Preface: Traffic Robot vii
Mindless Machines 1
Design of Animals and Robots 24
Interpreting Behaviour 48
Beyond Automata 73
Mental Possibilities 96
The Feeling of Being 116
The Material Mind 140
Mental Autonomy 170
Epilogue: The Alien Mind 199
Further Reading 245