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The Journal of Future Robot Life

Papers invited for the inuaugural issue

What will robots be like ten, twenty and more years from now? What will they be able to accomplish? How will human-robot relationships have advanced? What place in society will be occupied by robots? These are just some of the questions which will be debated in the pages of this new publication - the Journal of Future Robot Life.

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence have had a huge impact on society, an impact that will only increase with further advances in hardware and software technologies. Robots are the most remarkable product of these developments in computing and AI, many of them being designed in a humanlike form and endowed with humanlike capabilities: talking, hearing, seeing, moving and performing complex tasks such as dancing, conducting an orchestra, rescuing victims at disaster sites, playing musical instruments, and beating a world champion at chess. 

As robots become more humanlike in their appearance and their capabilities, and as they come to be regarded more and more as our companions and assistants in all aspects of daily life, different questions beg to be answered. We need to contemplate what life will be like when robots can imitate human behaviour sufficiently to be regarded, in some sense, as our equals. And when we humans have adapted our ways of life in order to interact fully with robots as alternative people, and to benefit fully from our relationships with them, such questions on the future of human-robot interactions and human-robot relationships are the raison d'etre of this journal. What civil rights and legal rights should robots be granted? What are the ethics of humankind's interactions with robots? Will robots have empathy? Will their personalities and emotions mimic our own? Will robots be programmed with social intelligence, or can they acquire it through a learning process? Will robots be alive in any humanlike sense, and if so, how?

The Journal of Future Robot Life will attempt to answer these questions and many more. Following the inaugural issue the journal will be refereed in the normal way, and published by the Amsterdam-based publisher of academic journals, IOS Press. Initially publication will be quarterly. The inaugural issue will be published during the first quarter of 2019.

Papers for the inaugural issue will not be refereed but will be by invitation. Prospective contributors are asked to send an abstract of their paper to [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask] not later than November 1st 2018. Those invited to submit their paper will be notified by November 7th and will then be invited to submit their final copy by December15th 2018. For this inaugural issue the Editors-in-Chief are flexible as to the extent of the paper.

The topics which we group under the umbrella phrase "future robot life" are many and varied, and the list will doubtless expand with time. We shall start with the following:

Animal-robot interfaces

Are robots alive?

Biological behaviours

Companion robots

Evolutionary robots

Human-robot reproduction

Human-robtrobot interfaces

InplantandImplanted cyborg technologies

Laws relating to robots

Nanorobots in medicine

Plant-robot interfaces

Robot emotions

Robot ethics

Robot personalities

Robot reproduction

Robot rights

Robot-Human parents

Robots as doctors

Robots as economists

Robots as lovers

Robots as politicians

Robots as psychiatrists/therapists

Robots as spouses

Robots as teachers

Robots in Entertainment

Robots in government

Robots on the battlefield

Social intelligence in robots

Swarm robot behaviour

We look forward to hearing from you.

Professor Adrian Cheok & Dr David Levy [Editors-in-Chief]

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