The Vestigial Heart

A Novel of the Robot Age

by Torras

ISBN: 9780262345934 | Copyright 2018

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Contents (pg. vii)
I—Robots, Massages, and an Adoption (pg. 1)
Chapter 1 (pg. 3)
Alpha+ (pg. 3)
Dr. Craft (pg. 4)
Chapter 2 (pg. 9)
Lu (pg. 9)
Chapter 3 (pg. 13)
Silvana (pg. 13)
Chapter 4 (pg. 19)
Celia (pg. 19)
Chapter 5 (pg. 25)
ROBco (pg. 25)
Leo (pg. 26)
Chapter 6 (pg. 29)
Chapter 7 (pg. 35)
Chapter 8 (pg. 43)
Chapter 9 (pg. 49)
II—New Year’s Eves (pg. 55)
Chapter 10 (pg. 57)
Chapter 11 (pg. 67)
Chapter 12 (pg. 75)
III—The Creativity Prosthesis (pg. 83)
Chapter 13 (pg. 85)
Chapter 14 (pg. 95)
Chapter 15 (pg. 103)
Chapter 16 (pg. 111)
Chapter 17 (pg. 115)
Chapter 18 (pg. 123)
Chapter 19 (pg. 131)
IV—The Unexpected Event (pg. 139)
Chapter 20 (pg. 141)
Chapter 21 (pg. 147)
Chapter 22 (pg. 153)
Chapter 23 (pg. 163)
Chapter 24 (pg. 169)
Chapter 25 (pg. 177)
V—Transmission of Sentiment (pg. 183)
Chapter 26 (pg. 185)
Chapter 27 (pg. 193)
Chapter 28 (pg. 201)
VI—The Key to Timeout (pg. 211)
Chapter 29 (pg. 213)
Chapter 30 (pg. 223)
Chapter 31 (pg. 235)
Chapter 32 (pg. 237)
Chapter 33 (pg. 241)
Appendix (pg. 243)
1. Designing the “Perfect” Assistant (pg. 244)
2. Robot Appearance and Emotion (pg. 245)
3. Robots in the Workplace (pg. 247)
4. Robots in Education (pg. 248)
5. Human-Robot Interaction and Human Dignity (pg. 249)
6. Social Responsibility and Robot Morality (pg. 251)

Carme Torras

Carme Torras, a leading researcher in robotics and artificial intelligence, is Research Professor at the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (CSIC-UPC) in Barcelona and editor of IEEE Transactions on Robotics. A member of the Catalan Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy, she is the author of four novels.


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