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The Vestigial Heart: A Novel of the Robot Age

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A thirteen-year-old girl wakes up in a future where human emotions are extinct and people rely on personal-assistant robots to navigate daily life.Imagine a future in which many human emotions are extinct, and "emotional masseuses" try to help people recover those lost sensations. Individuals rely on personal-assistant robots to navigate daily life. Students are taught not ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published April 13th 2018 by Mit Press
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"From robots stealing our jobs to sexbots that can hump all night, we’re in an age where AI is constantly in the headlines. Carme Torras’ The Vestigial Heart takes those headlines and spins them off in a fascinating direction, taking us to a world where personal-assistant robots attend to our every human need, including helping us recover from our extinct emotions."

Ian White's review in STARBURST Magazine, 25/5/2018
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Carme Torras (www.iri.upc.edu/people/torras) is a robotics researcher and novelist. She studied mathematics at the University of Barcelona and computer science at the University of Massachusetts, and she currently heads the Perception and Manipulation group at the Robotics Institute (CSIC-UPC) in Barcelona. A member of Academia Europaea and of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona, s
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