Talking to robots: on the linguistic construction of personal human-robot relations


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Coeckelbergh, Mark (2010) Talking to robots: on the linguistic construction of personal human-robot relations. In: 3rd International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, HRPR 2010, 23-24 June 2010, Leiden, the Netherlands.

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Abstract:How should we make sense of 'personal' human-robot relations, given that many people view robots as 'mere machines'? This paper proposes that we understand human-robot relations from a phenomenological view as social relations in which robots are constructed as quasi-others. It is argued that language mediates in this construction. Responding to research by Turkle and others, it is shown that our talking to robots (as opposed to talking about robots) reveals a shift from an impersonal third-person to a personal second-person perspective, which constitutes a different kind of human-robot relation. The paper makes suggestions for empirical research to further study this social-phenomenological process
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/76182
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19385-9_16
Conference URL:http://hrpr.liacs.nl/
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