TitleFor every thing there is a season and a time ? the construction of a humanoid. A tribute to Vincenzo Tagliasco
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsDe Rossi, D, D'Ursi, A
JournalFrontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

"There is a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak" (Ecclesiastes 3, 2?7). There was a time when automata were designed like clocks. Androids will have the time of their creators, the state of the art in technology, a wealth of experience to draw from, as well as the capacity to carry out actions as being endowed with meaning. The machine will undergo a long period of nurturing, from which it will learn to shape some sort of identity.