Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society
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Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society

Steven John Thompson (University of Maryland University College, USA)
Release Date: September, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 286
ISBN13: 9781522529736|ISBN10: 152252973X|EISBN13: 9781522529743|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2973-6


Mankind’s dependence on artificial intelligence and robotics is increasing rapidly as technology becomes more advanced. Finding a way to seamlessly intertwine these two worlds will help boost productivity in society and aid in a variety of ways in modern civilization.

Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society is an essential scholarly resource that delves into the current issues, methodologies, and trends relating to advanced robotic technology in the modern world. Featuring relevant topics that include STEM technologies, brain-controlled androids, biped robots, and media perception, this publication is ideal for engineers, academicians, students, and researchers that would like to stay current with the latest developments in the world of evolving robotics.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Animation
  • Biped Robots
  • Brain-Controlled Androids
  • Gender Equality
  • Law
  • Mechanology
  • Media Perception
  • Media Program
  • STEM Technologies

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Steven John Thompson is a researcher in digital literacy, media studies, new media, rhetorics, and in professional, science and technical communication. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Dartmouth College, Clemson University, Georgia Southern University, Towson University, and University of Maryland University College. Dr. Thompson was Editor of Global issues and ethical considerations in human enhancement technologies, published by IGI Global in 2014. He is on the Editorial Board of Academic Editors for PeerJ journal in Emerging Technologies, Ethical Issues, Human-Computer Interaction, Science Policy, and World Wide Web & Web Science subject areas. Thompson published pioneering quantitative research on Internet addiction and dependency in 1996, and presented his iconics theory on agency of terrorism images as virtual subscripts of artificial intelligence at University of Basel in 2009. He was plenary closing academic panel discussant at UNESCO’s First International Forum on Media and Information Literacy in Fez, Morocco, in 2011. Professor Thompson’s research, largely focused on the relationship between the media and terrorism, and on integration of the Internet appliance with the human body, has been presented in over a dozen countries on four continents. He holds a Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design from Clemson University, an M.S. degree in Media Arts and Science from Indiana University, and undergraduate degrees from Penn State, including a B.A. in Integrative Arts and B.A. in Media Studies, with a Minor Certificate from the Penn State College of Engineering in Science, Technology, and Society, the lens that frames his research. He may be found engaged with his lifelong avocation in fractal chaos at