Robotics/AI Research

A. Robotic Labs and Projects

ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Osaka University (Directed by Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro)

Centre for Social Robotics, University of Sidney, AU (David Rye, Mari Velonaki)

Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment (CREATE) Lab, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. (Illah Nourbakhsh)

Hanson Robotics (David Hanson)

Homo Artefact Project, Danish Council of Ethics

Interdisciplinary Robotics Research Lab, Vassar College, NY (John Long)

MIRAlab, University of Geneva; Institute for Media Innovation Singapore (Nadia Magnenant Thalmann)

Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI), Berkeley, CA

AI Narrative. Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge, UK

Personal Robots Group, Media Lab, MIT (Cynthia Breazeal)

Robotics, Health and Communication Lab, University of Notre Dame, Indiana

B. Robotics/AI Research

Aleksander, Igor. How to Build a Mind: Toward Machines with Imagination. New York: Columbia UP, 2008.

Arkin, Robert C. Governing Lethal Behaviour in Autonomous Robots. Boca Raton, FL: Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2009.

Breazeal, Cynthia. Designing Sociable Robots. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.

Brooks, Rodney A. Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us. New York: Pantheon Books, 2002.

Dewey, Daniel. “Episode 44: Daniel Dewey — Thinking Carefully About Artificial Intelligence.” Interview with Daniel Dewey. 26 March 2014. Podcast. Accessed 19 April 2014.

Kurzweil, Ray. The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence. New York: Viking, 1999.

Long, John. Darwin’s Devices: What Evolving Robots Can Teach Us About the History of Life and the Future of Technology. New York: Basic Books, 2012.

Menzel, Peter. F. and Faith D’Aluisio. Robo sapiens: Evolution of a New Species. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.

Moravec, Hans. Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1989.

—.  Robot: Mere Machine to Transcendent Mind. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1999.

Nass, Clifford and Yen Corrina. The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What Machines Teach Us About Human Relationships. New York and Toronto: Penguin Group, 2012.

Nourbakhsh, Illah Reza. Robot Futures. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2013.

—. “Robot Futures.” Lecture by I.R. Nourbakhsh. Strelka Institute. 24 May 2013.

Picard, Rosalind. Affective Computing. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1997.

Turing, Alan. “Computing Machinery and Intelligence.” Mind 59. 236 (1950): 433-460.

Weng, Yueh-Hsuan, Chien-Hsun Chen and Chuen-Tsai Sun. “Toward the Human-Robot Co-Existence Society: On Safety Intelligence for Next Generation Robots.” International Journal of Social Robotics 1.4 (2007): 267-282.

Wiener, Norbert. 1965. Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine. MIT Press

Wiener, Norbert. 2008. The Human Use Of Human Beings: Cybernetics And Society. Da Capo Press; Revised ed. edition (March 22 1988).


  1. jetardy says:

    You should add “The Meca Sapiens Blueprint” to your list; I can send you a complimentary copy of the epub for review.


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