KEY PUBLICATIONS

These are the insights on which ROBOpop is founded

We publish in scientific journals and proceedings as well as in popular science, blogs, and the like. We are agnostic about the venue as long as the proper audience is reached. High impact factors are nice to have but they hardly reflect the quality of the ideas or the soundness of the research. Therefore, read for yourself and become up to speed with ROBOpop’s thought leadership.

THE ULTIMATE ANDROID TALKS TO YOU THROUGH A PERSONAL AVATAR FOR LIFE, YOUR PAL

Hoorn, J. F. (in press). The Ultimate Android. In H. Poos & A. Kuipers (Eds.), Apollo Dreams of the Innovation Cabinet (pp. x-x). Amsterdam: Chamber of Commerce.

ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT ALICE ANSWERED

Hoorn, J. F. (in press). If Alice reaches out, how far will she go? New Scientist.

WHY ROBOT LOVERS MAY BE PREFERRED OVER HUMANS

Hoorn, J. F. (Dec. 19, 2015). Roboromantics [Essay]. The Future of Love: Virtuele Liefde + Her. Amsterdam: De Balie. Available at: debalie.nl 

HUMANITY IS PREPARED TO INVEST MAXIMALLY TO SOLVE A MINIMAL PROBLEM AND MINIMALLY TO SOLVE A MAXIMAL PROBLEM

Hoorn, J. F. (Sep. 8, 2015). Hubble vs Alice – a matter of policy. Speech at the Opening Event of the Social Robotics Pop-up Lab. Amsterdam: ROBOpop Foundation.

HOW SCIENCE AND APPLICATION ARE WORLDS APART LIVING TOGETHER

Hoorn, J. F., Konijn, E. A., Germans, D. M., Burger, S., & Munneke, A. (2015). The in-between machine: The unique value proposition of a robot or why we are modelling the wrong things. In S. Loiseau, J. Filipe, B. Duval, & J. van den Herik (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART) Jan. 10-12, 2015. Lisbon, Portugal (pp. 464-469). Lisbon, PT: ScitePress.

MECHANICAL EMPATHY SEEMS TOO RISKY

Hoorn, J. F. (2015). Mechanical empathy seems too risky. Will policymakers choose for robot care? The world needs it.