The Lonely Robot

For this project I looked into the reasons for humans being able to obtain emotions from robots, beings that are supposed to be emotionless. I focused primarily on the emotion of loneliness and why such an emotion is able to pass the boundaries of entertainment and inhuman creatures. This was done by researching Anthropomorphism and what reasons bring people to performing the action of seeing a robot as a living being. By coincidence loneliness was an associated emotion with an Anthropomorphism. The more lonely a person is the more likely they were to see human traits in humans.

The works of Wall-E and There Will Come Soft Rain were to be analyzed for their portrayal of machines that exist without human interaction, but manage to portray emotional feelings to the viewer.

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