Robots as Confederates

How robots can and should support research in the humanities

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Abstract

This paper addresses the use of robots in experimental research for the
study of human language, human interaction, and human nature. It is argued that
robots make excellent confederates that can be completely controlled, yet which
engage human participants in interactions that allow us to study numerous
linguistic and psychological variables in isolation in an ecologically valid way.
Robots thus combine the advantages of observational studies and of controlled
experimentation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhat Social Robots Can and Should Do : Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016
EditorsJohanna Seibt, Marco Nørskov, Søren Schack Andersen
PublisherIOS Press
Publication date2016
Pages60-66
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-707-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-708-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Research Conference Robophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016: What Social Robots Can and Should Do - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 17. Oct 201621. Oct 2016

Conference

ConferenceInternational Research Conference Robophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016
CountryDenmark
CityAarhus
Period17/10/201621/10/2016
SeriesFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Volume290
ISSN0922-6389

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Fischer, K. (2016). Robots as Confederates: How robots can and should support research in the humanities. In J. Seibt, M. Nørskov, & S. S. Andersen (Eds.), What Social Robots Can and Should Do: Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016 (pp. 60-66). IOS Press. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Vol.. 290 https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-708-5-60
Fischer, Kerstin. / Robots as Confederates : How robots can and should support research in the humanities. What Social Robots Can and Should Do: Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016. editor / Johanna Seibt ; Marco Nørskov ; Søren Schack Andersen. IOS Press, 2016. pp. 60-66 (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Vol. 290).
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Fischer, K 2016, Robots as Confederates: How robots can and should support research in the humanities. in J Seibt, M Nørskov & SS Andersen (eds), What Social Robots Can and Should Do: Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016. IOS Press, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, vol. 290, pp. 60-66, International Research Conference Robophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016, Aarhus, Denmark, 17/10/2016. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-708-5-60

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What Social Robots Can and Should Do: Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016. ed. / Johanna Seibt; Marco Nørskov; Søren Schack Andersen. IOS Press, 2016. p. 60-66 (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Vol. 290).

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Fischer K. Robots as Confederates: How robots can and should support research in the humanities. In Seibt J, Nørskov M, Andersen SS, editors, What Social Robots Can and Should Do: Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016. IOS Press. 2016. p. 60-66. (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Vol. 290). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-708-5-60