We, Anthrobot: Learning From Human Forms of Interaction and Esprit de Corps to Develop More Plural Social Robotics

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We contend that our relationship with robots is too often seen within a universalistic and individualistic mind-frame. We propose a specific perspective in social robotics that we call anthrobotics. Anthrobotics starts with the choice to consider the human-machine intertwining as a dynamic union of more or less institutionalised collectives rather than separated discrete realities (individual humans, on one side, and discrete individualised machines on the other). We draw on our research in types of social interaction and esprit de corps to imagine more plural and harmonious forms of shared natural-artificial cognitive systems. We propose to look at four types of organised groups: conformative, autonomist, creative, and universalistic, that may provide guiding principles for the design of more diverse anthrobots.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Research Conference Robophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016
Place of PublicationAarhus, Denmark, October 17-21
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-708-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-707-8
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2016
EventInternational Research Conference Robophilosophy 2016 - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 17 Oct 201621 Oct 2016

Publication series

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


ConferenceInternational Research Conference Robophilosophy 2016
Abbreviated titleRobophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016
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