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Function over form: A basic dilema in the evolution of social robots

Chatzimichali, Anna; Tourassis, Vassilios

Authors

Vassilios Tourassis



Abstract

In the near future, robots and automations are expected to enter into our daily lives for service and assistance to humans. But the question is, are these systems actually designed to interact with people in every day setting? In this paper, we focus on recent studies that investigate the interaction between humans and machines and discuss the novel theoretical perspectives on the dynamic field of social robotics. In addition we build the foundation for a framework that advances a human-centric approach to address social issues alongside the necessary research and technology development. Arguing on the embodiment and the morphological features that characterize social robots, we attempt to balance the anthropomorphism and functionality to level the evolution of robotics and facilitate development and the design of the next generation of social robots.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Publication Date Sep 5, 2009
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Chatzimichali, A., & Tourassis, V. Function over form: A basic dilema in the evolution of social robots. Paper presented at The 6th International Conference Management of Technological Changes
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : The 6th International Conference Management of Technological Changes