Should Kids Play with Robots?

Nov 27

Should Kids Play with Robots?

SEEMS AN INNOCUOUS ACTIVITY – kids play with other inanimate objects. They talk to their stuffed animals, rock their dolls, build forts, pretend to be moms, dads, warriors, and super heroes. How are robots any different? Toss this question into the hat at your next SATURDAY SALON and you’ll get some interesting answers.

Every other toy a child has depends on their imagination to animate it, but robots come with their own ‘personalities’ and sophisticated, programmed responses. Does that just make it a better toy, or is there any danger in children forming emotional bonds with machines? What do you and your guests think?

Hmmmm…..For more information on this topic, check out these articles on the subject:

Would You Let Your Kids Play with AI Robots? by Anna Maria Tremonti

Should Children Form Emotional Bonds With Robots? by Alexis Madrigal

 

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