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  • Aufgabe 1

    Dauer: 6 Stunden 30 Minuten

    Hinweis: Die Prozentangaben in Klammern zeigen die Gewichtung der einzelnen Aufgaben.

    1. Outline the information about Bartneck’s experiment and the implications for machine-human interaction as presented in Text A. (20 %)
    2. Analyze the way the author maintains the reader’s interest in the experiment and its consequences. Give evidence from Text A. (25 %)
    3. Mediation For an international youth conference on “Human-Robot Ethics”, outline what Ulrich Ladurner writes about the use of robots and drones in war. (Text B) (20 %)
    4. Choose one of the following tasks:
      4.1 “And while eventually every participant killed the robot, it took them time to intellectually override their emotional queasiness […].” (Text A, ll. 35/36) Reflect on the emotional ways people relate to interactive devices and computer games. Refer to Bartneck’s findings in Text A and other examples you are familiar with. (35 %)
      4.2 Compare the human-robot interaction in Text A with other experiments in literature or film where humans and machines like robots, surrogates, or avatars come into conflict. Assess how they deal with the situation. (35 %)
      4.3 Write an article for the online magazine “Science News for Students” in which you reflect on the implications of Bartneck’s experiment (Text A) and the benefits as well as risks of a robot-aided society. (35 %)


    Text A


    (Spiegel, Alix. “No Mercy For Robots: Experiment Tests How Humans Relate To Machines.” National Public Radio, January 28, 2013. Accessed March 3, 2014.)

    Text B

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