Pioneering Religion in Robotics: An Historical Perspective

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Religion and science are typically seen as far apart worlds. As a matter of fact, this is not true, as religion also has evolved thanks to new technologies, and robots in particular are objects that have been related to the sacred since ancient times. Recently, new interest is growing worldwide on this topic: However, even new creation of robots for the religious domain have to face the attitude of users of different cultures, which trace back to the mindset present in the background religions, and their concept of human.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCulturally Sustainable Social Robotics - Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2020
EditorsMarco Norskov, Johanna Seibt, Oliver Santiago Quick
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781643681542
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 15
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Conference on Robophilosophy 2020: Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics - Virtual, Online, Denmark
Duration: 2020 Aug 182020 Aug 21

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISSN (Print)0922-6389
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8314


Conference4th Conference on Robophilosophy 2020: Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics
CityVirtual, Online


  • Religion
  • acceptance
  • history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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