Robot competitions as a birth ritual

  • Andra Keay
  • Published 2012 in
    2012 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on…


Competitions play an important role in introducing new robots to the field. The robot competition is a rite of passage analogous to birth when compared to studies of the technologized relations of birth in American hospitals. The sanctioned recording of robot names as part of the competition marks the roles that robots play in society. This paper explores… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/2157689.2157738


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