Robotics and the quality of life: the case of robotics assisted surgery

Authors

  • Raffaela Giovagnoli Pontifical Lateran University (Rome)
  • Antonio Crucitti U.O.C. di Chirurgia Generale e Mininvasiva Osp. Cristo Re (Rome), Istituto di Semeiotica Chirurgica Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore (Rome)
  • Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg and Mälardalen University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4454/philinq.v7i1.240

Keywords:

Turing machine, natural computing, robotics, roboethics, robotic assisted surgery.

Abstract

Robotics is one of the most developing technological field that combines many scientific disciplines and has important social, ethical and economical effects. The philosophical debate on Artificial Intelligence is part of the classical branch of the philosophy of mind and developed interesting results crossing several disciplines (such as psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, neurobiology etc.). Many interesting views moved mostly from Turing challenges about human and machine intelligence. After a general presentation of new trends in the ambit of AI, which try to intend computing as natural and embodied, we present the case of robotics assisted surgery as a very important example of a
practice which requires also practical considerations.

Published

2019-03-03

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