Joint Human-Robot Action: Virtual Intentionality and Hybrid Human-Robot Cultures

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Coeckelbergh, Mark (2009) Joint Human-Robot Action: Virtual Intentionality and Hybrid Human-Robot Cultures. In: Challenges for artificial cognitive systems, EUCogII Members’ Conference , 10-11 October 2009, Hamburg.

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Abstract:How must we understand joint action between humans and robots? Responding to Knoblich &
Sebanz (2008) I ask the question if robots would meet he conditions for joint action prescribed by
standard theories. On such accounts, it seems, (present) robots do not have intentions, so it seems
only 'assymetrical' joint action is possible (at best), which leaves robots with the status of tools
rather than co-actors. I propose to remedy this problem by offering the concept of 'virtual
intentionality' (or simulated intentionality), which takes seriously robots as quasi-actors. In
addition, I suggest that 'hybrid' human-robot cultures are likely to develop based on habits of
joing human-robot action
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