Taking a strong interactional stance

Frank Förster, Frank Broz, Mark Neerincx

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We outline two points of criticism. Firstly, we argue that robots do constitute a separate category of beings in people's minds rather than being mere depictions of non-robotic characters. Secondly, we find that (semi-)automatic processes underpinning communicative interaction play a greater role in shaping robot-directed speech than Clark and Fischer's theory of social robots as depictions indicate.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere29
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Apr 2023


  • human-robot interaction
  • HRI
  • Humans
  • Speech
  • Communication


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