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Original languageEnglish
Pages366-367
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 3rd International Conference on Autonomous Agents - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: 1 May 19995 May 1999

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1999 3rd International Conference on Autonomous Agents
CitySeattle, WA, USA
Period1/05/995/05/99

Abstract

Experiments were conducted on socially intelligent robots based on theories of developmental psychology. This research in robotics was based on the assumption that in order to study the cognitive development of robots, the `robot in society' have to be considered, that is, using Vygotsky's approach to see social interactions as fundamental, and as a context which can scaffold the development of cognitively richer functionalities. Socially competent robots can bear the promise of showing how to bring up robots which show more and more sophisticated cognitive skills, and they might draw a picture of the robot in human society.

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