2: We Build Up The Relationship With AI Robot


“Alone Together, Why we expect more from technology and less from each other”

Technologies that are “always on and always on you”

– Sherry Turkle

The artificial intelligence machine can improve the quality of the human life. It becomes an application technology and is widely used in various fields to develop smart industries and develop smart life. Many experts and scholars believe that if artificial intelligence technology can effectively serve the public, it will be a key technology for increasing productivity in the future. However, when we expect more from technology, we feel more alone. The convenience of artificial intelligence makes us more dependent on as it always stands next to you. They don’t make you feel limited or lack in certain aspects.

This technology can be traced back to the summer of 1965. It was the time that a group of visionary young scientists proposed the concept of artificial intelligence can be an application technology. It could Apply to the actual operation. Actually, artificial intelligence is a byproduct of computer development.

Early at 1822 is a moment of the machine development. It also an important moment of the robot expansion. Charles Babbage invented the first mechanical computer. Created a concept for the internal components of the robot. In 1833, Ada Lovelace (the first computer programmer) worked with Charles Babbage to study a program for controlling machines. They set up a complete system and language to teach a machine how to react to us via the study of the program. We structure a brain for the machine and trying to build up a relationship with it. We made it more intelligent. In life, it helps us to solve some difficulties beyond our ability.

Robot ‘Dragon firefighter’ takes flight at Tohoku University – Sherry Turkle.

A team of Professor Satoshi Tadokoro from Tohoku University in Japan developed the “Dragon Firefighter” firefighting robot, which consists of two water jets and a connector. The total length is 3 meters. The reaction force of the water jet is used to float, penetrate the fire field from the window, spray water directly to the fire source, and increase the fire extinguishing efficiency.

Somatosensory robots can handle high-risk work

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The somatosensory robot ME-1 developed by Roborn Dynamics, a Hong Kong-based innovation technology company, can imitate the actions of operators to work in high-risk environments and can also assist in the handling of bomb disposal and other processes.

According to Eden, who is now the company’s technical director, Mark, and Chief Executive Officer, ME-1 is the second-generation somatosensory robot. The controller only needs to wear a controller (the other robot) with motion sensing. It allows robots to imitate their movements, including joint movements and individual movements of the fingers, and to lift objects no larger than 2.5 kg.

 Robots do dramas to teach autistic children about social communication

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Children with autism generally have communication and social problems, especially in non-verbal communication. The Department of Educational Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong announced yesterday that it has collaborated with NECHK to develop drama performances with HUMEE, a social robot developed by the company. It teaches autistic children appropriate behaviors and social activities at home and school. Skills to improve emotional problems.

Su Zhizhi, an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at CUHK, researched and developed social robots in 2015 to help teach autistic children to recognize gestures and communicate with gestures. It was found that when autistic children are trained, they can express their emotions in gestures and speak a language at the same time. The gesture expression ability can catch up with the average level of children. Research has been published in the academic journal Molecular Autism. The robot has a sensor that can record facial expressions and body language when communicating with the child to facilitate data collection and treatment.


Through those news reports, we learned that the emergence of artificial intelligence robots improves our lives efficiently. Therefore, each country has accelerated the study and development of artificial intelligence robots.

“We need some serious progress to figure out what’s relevant for artificial intelligence to reason successfully in ethical situations.”

– Sherry Turkle

But recent some news cannot help but think carefully of developing the artificial intelligence robots. In February, Boston Dynamics, a US technology research and development company, released a video in which the artificial intelligence dog SpotMini, which they developed, opened the door of the lab using its robotic arm to try to escape. At the same time, the staff pressed the manipulator arm with a hockey stick and tried to obstruct it. However, the mechanical dog still knew how to recoil the position of the door handle and successfully opened the door.

Coincidentally, Alexa, the voice assistant of Amazon’s AI technology, recently had a thing that did not listen to instructions, and the horror was that this AI assistant also issued a strange laughter on his own, which really frightened many users. And even worse, sometimes humans do not talk to Alexa. That is to say, Alexa laughs without warning when she is not evoked. The Amazon official also responded to the recent ghostly laughter that they had noticed this and are working hard to solve this problem.

Some analysts believe that the frequent occurrence of laughter events may be related to recent updates. Some programs may conflict with third-party applications, and even malicious software that causes system problems may cause confusion. Many people have expressed that such artificial intelligence things that are too smart will not be “rebelled” one day and is worrying.

We believe that over-developed artificial intelligence will break the inherent order of human society. Now that robots are too artificial and have their own emotions and thinking logic, can they be defined as “human” and what kind of rights should they have? To the extent that artificial intelligence develops, we must consider its impact on society.

CNN reported on May 17th that the team of neurobiologists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) successfully transplanted its memories from one snail’s nervous system to another.

Especially, current technology probably can store our human memory in a USB or SD Card. Will artificial intelligence replace humans? We might be the future artificial intelligence robot which owns the human memory. Artificial intelligence robot not only as auxiliary tools, it also as our shell maybe.


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Sherry Turkle. (2007). Authenticity in the age of digital companions – Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Available at

Boer Deng. (2 July 2015). THE ROBOT’S DILEMMA. Available at


Henry Jenkins. (22 ). ‘Does This Technology Serve Human Purposes?”: A “Necessary Conversation” with Sherry Turkle (Part One). Available at http://henryjenkins.org/2011/08/an_interview_with_sherry_turkl.html

Shotaro Hamada. (13 May 2018). Robot ‘Dragon firefighter’ takes flight at Tohoku University. Available at http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/photo/AS20180531004249.html

AJ Willingham. (17 May 2018). Scientists have transplanted memory from one snail to another. So, what does it mean for humans?. CNN. Available at https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/17/health/snail-memory-rna-science-study-trnd/index.html

Anonymous. (28 May 2018). Scientists realize “memory transplantation” between sea snails through RNA injection. Available at https://tomorrowsci.com/science/%E7%A7%91%E5%AD%B8%E5%AE%B6%E7%B6%93%E7%94%B1-rna-%E6%B3%A8%E5%85%A5-%E5%AF%A6%E7%8F%BE%E6%B5%B7%E8%9D%B8%E7%89%9B%E9%96%93%E7%9A%84%E8%A8%98%E6%86%B6%E7%A7%BB%E6%A4%8D/




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