Social Models for Social Robotics

Aurélie Clodic, Frank Dignum, Víctor Fernandez Castro, Raul Hakli

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Social robotics is one of the most important emerging technologies, with potentially profound socio-cultural impact. However, the current interdisciplinary research areas of “social robotics” and “Human-Robot Interaction” (HRI) are not yet equipped with the necessary conceptual tools in order to design interactions between humans and robots. New approaches for effective yet context-adequate social interactions are needed, that observe overarching ethical principles and take larger socio-cultural perspectives into account. With this workshop, we aim to clarify questions arising with this new technology. How far can robots go—now and in the future—to fulfill the requirements of full-blown social agents? How and where do ethical requirements dovetail with the elements (conditions, principles, and procedures) for social agency? This workshop will be part of the “Toward a Framework for Joint Action” series (
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCulturally Sustainable Social Robotics : Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2020
EditorsMarco Nørskov, Johanna Seibt, Oliver Santiago Quick
Number of pages5
PublisherIOS PRESS
Publication dateDec 2020
ISBN (Print)978-1-64368-154-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-64368-155-9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020
MoE publication typeB3 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Research Conference Robophilosophy 2020: Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics - online conference, Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 18 Aug 202021 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0922-6389
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8314

Fields of Science

  • 611 Philosophy

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