Robots, Dennett and the autonomous: A terminological investigation [Book Review]

Minds and Machines 16 (1):73-80 (2006)
In the present enterprise we take a look at the meaning of Autonomy, how the word has been employed and some of the consequences of its use in the sciences of the artificial. Could and should robots really be autonomous entities? Over and beyond this, we use concepts from the philosophy of mind to spur on enquiry into the very essence of human autonomy. We believe our initiative, as does Dennett's life-long research, sheds light upon the problems of robot design with respect to their relation with humans.
Keywords Artificial Intelligence  Autonomy  Robot  Science  Dennett, Daniel  Kant, Immanuel
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DOI 10.1007/s11023-006-9014-6
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