Research Unit for Robophilosophy

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The Research Unit for Robophilosophy (RUR) addresses research questions in social robotics that require expertise in various philosophical disciplines, including the new area of intercultural philosophy of technology.   Robophilosophy, which we have defined as "philosophy of, for, and by social robotics," is a new area of interdisciplinary and partly experimental philosophy that participates in, and facilitates, the integration of  empirical and normative research in the Humanities and Human sciences (anthropology, psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, phenomenology, ontology, knowledge representation, ethics) into social robotics research and engineering.

Social robotics is not only among the socially most relevant research areas for scholars in the Humanities, it also marks a new relationship between technology and the Humanities. The Research Unit for Robophilosophy undertakes targeted research projects (see http://www.robophilosophy.org) but also serves as a platform for research exchange--we coordinate the "Robophilosophy Conference Series" (www.robophilosophy-conference.org) and the Research Network for Transdisciplinary Studies in Social Robotics (TRANSOR).

Unit coordinator

Johanna Seibt

Professor with Special Responsibilities

Events Autumn 2018

Please, contact Oliver Quick (osquick@cas.au.dk) for further information.

September 6

Aimee van Wynsberghe (TU Delft): Sex Robots and Ethics. Aarhus Kunsthal, 14:00-17:00

September 9

Aimee van Wynsberghe (TU Delft): Motivations, Aims and Activities of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics. 1451/416, 10:30-11:30

September 12

Robert Lowe (University of Gothenburg): Affective computation through Reinforcement Learning: Harnessing Multiple Dimensions of Value in Learning and Behaviour. 11:00-13:00; 1467-228

September 26

Johanna Seibt (AU): “OASIS—A description language for human-robot-interaction research”

October 3

TBA. 1467/616

October 31

TBA. 1467/616

November 28

Nicolas Navarro Guerrero (AU): TBA. 1467-616

December 12

Leonard Van Rompaey and Matthijs Michiel Maas (Copenhagen University): TBA

Participants


Jens Christian Krarup Bjerring
Assistant Professor

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Jacob Busch
Associate professor

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Nicolas Navarro Guerrero
Assistant Professor

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Marco Nørskov
Associate professor

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Raffaele Rodogno
Associate professor, research programme director

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Johanna Seibt
Professor with Special Responsibilities

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