Making Place for Social Norms in the Design of Human-Robot Interaction

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We argue that social robots should be designed to behave similarly to humans, and furthermore that social norms constitute the core of human interaction. Whether robots can be designed to behave in human-like ways turns on whether they can be designed to organize and coordinate their behavior with others’ social expectations. We suggest that social norms regulate interaction in real time, where
agents relies on dynamic information about their own and others’ attention, intention and emotion to perform social tasks.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Human Aspects of ICT
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhat Social Robots Can and Should Do
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of RoboPhilosophy 2016/TRANSOR 2016
EditorsJoanna Seibt, M. Nørskov, S. Schack Andersen
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-708-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-707-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
PublisherIOS Press

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