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The aim of this chapter is to systematize the discussion regarding robotization of mobile communication. The chapter begins by clarifying the fundamental role of both robot hardware and robot software in this process. This is followed by a critical overview of existing research, which is classified into three categories. First, robotization is understood as the hybridization of the human body with existing ordinary mobile devices. Second, the incorporation of new robotic software, such as algorithms, artificial intelligence, and virtual assistants, into mobile devices is seen to robotize them from inside. Third, the convergence of smart communication devices, typically as user interfaces with robot hardware, is seen to contribute to the robotization of mobile communication. The chapter is concluded by clarification of the boundary between quasi-robot and robot and outlining the ways in which the robotization of smart mobile communication will proceed in the future.
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