Mutual Recognition in Human-Robot Interaction: A Deflationary Account

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Mutually adaptive interaction involves the robot as a partner as opposed to a tool, and requires that the robot is susceptible to similar environmental cues and behavior patterns as humans are. Recognition, or the acknowledgement of the other as person, is fundamental to mutually adaptive interaction between humans. We discuss what embodied recognition involves and its behavioral manifestations, and describe the benefits of implementing it in HRI.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53–70
Number of pages18
JournalPhilosophy & Technology
Early online date2018 Dec
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Mar

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Philosophy
  • Interaction Technologies

Free keywords

  • recognition
  • mutual recognition
  • HRI
  • social robotics
  • social interaction
  • phenomenology
  • Embodied cognition
  • joint action
  • Ethics


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