Child Physchology vs. The Robot Dog

Posted 2 Jun 2001 at 14:53 UTC by steve Share This

John Cerio, a child physchologist at Alfred University claims robot pets will "interfere with a child's creativity" because they lack interactivity and feedback needed for open-ended play. There's no explanation of why he believes robots like the Aibo lack interaction and feedback or how he came to his conclusions. Sherry Turkle, an MIT scientist who appears somewhat more familiar with robotics, has come to a different conclusion: that humans interact with these robots exactly as they would with biological pets. Turkle's thoughts on the subject are available in a recent NPR story on robots.

See more of the latest robot news!

Recent blogs

2 Oct 2015 mwaibel (Master)
22 Sep 2015 shimniok (Journeyer)
10 Sep 2015 svo (Master)
9 Aug 2015 Petar.Kormushev (Master)
6 May 2015 spirit (Journeyer)
28 Feb 2015 steve (Master)
19 Feb 2015 Flanneltron (Journeyer)
14 Nov 2014 Sergey Popov (Apprentice)
14 Nov 2014 wedesoft (Master)
3 Jul 2014 jmhenry (Journeyer)
Share this page