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Notice

AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

Call for Commentaries on "Robot Nannies" (target article in journal Interaction Studies)


Dear colleagues,

For those of you interested in the use of robots in everyday environments, and specifically in the use of robots as toys, interaction partners or possible caretakers of children, or ethical issues involving human-robot interaction, the following target article and call for commentaries might be of interest:

The article  The crying shame of robot nannies: an ethical appraisal by Noel Sharkey and Amanda Sharkey has been accepted as a target article to appear in 2010 in the journal Interaction Studies: Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems, published by John Benjamins Publishing Company (2008 Impact Factor: 1.359).
http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_seriesview.cgi?series=IS

We are inviting commentaries (up to 2000 words) on this article, the abstract is included below and the final accepted version is available at: http://homepages.feis.herts.ac.uk/~comqkd/SharkeyandSharkey-TargetArticle-IS.pdf

Interaction Studies is an interdisciplinary journal and we invite commentaries from various viewpoints and disciplines.

Deadlines:

If you intend to submit a commentary please contact the k.dautenhahn@herts.ac.uk as soon as possible, stating your proposed title and (briefly) the key message that you would like to address in your commentary.

Submission of commentaries (to k.dautenhahn@herts.ac.uk): 31 October 2009 (PDF, up to 2000 words)

Notification: 20 November 2009
Final version of accepted commentaries to be submitted: 15 December 2009
Publication of target article and commentaries: Interaction Studies, volume 11, 2010

Regards,

Kerstin Dautenhahn

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Prof. Dr. Kerstin Dautenhahn
Editor in Chief of Interaction Studies
http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_seriesview.cgi?series=IS
Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of Hertfordshire
http://homepages.feis.herts.ac.uk/~comqkd/