Social institutions emerge from social practices that coordinate activities by explicit statements of rules, goals, and values. How will institutional structures and practices be transformed if we insert artificial social actors into the physical and symbolic space institutions? This conference features international (multidisciplinary) research in Humanities and Social Sciences in and on social robotics, to explore expected conceptual and practical change by social robotics in public and private institutions, such as public services, legal systems, social and healthcare services, or educational institutions.
Robophilosophy 2022, the fifth event in the biennial Robophilosophy Conference Series (robo-philosophy.org) will explore the societal significance of social robots for the future of social institutions with its usual broad scope, embracing both theoretical and practical angles. The event is an invitation to philosophers and other SSH researchers, as well as researchers in social robotics and HRI, to investigate from interdisciplinarily informed perspectives whether and how social robotics as an interdisciplinary endeavour can contribute to the ability of our insititutions to perform their functions in society.
August 16-19, 2022
University of Helsinki (Finland), Faculty of Social Sciences, Practical Philosophy
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Students: 90 Euros
PhD students and Postdocs: 120 Euros
Researchers presenting: 150 Euros
Academic participants: 180 Euros
Participants from private sector: 210 Euros
Note: for the registration category "late registration" other fees apply.
The conference will be held in Helsinki, August 16-19, 2022. We are still cherishing the idea of having a primarily on-site conference. However, we will adapt to the requirements of pandemic and we have decided to guarantee that all accepted contributors will have a chance to present their papers, preferably onsite, but if necessary, online.
Main organizers from the RADAR group, University of Helsinki
Co-organizers from the Research Unit for Robophilosophy, Aarhus University;
Local organization team: