Published March 8, 2021 | Version v2
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A Self for robots: core elements and ascription by humans

  • 1. Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - CONTACT, University of Genoa
  • 2. Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - RBCS
  • 3. Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - CONTACT


Modern robotics is interested in developing humanoid robots with meta-cognitive capabilities in order to create systems that have the possibility of dealing efficiently with the presence of novel situations and unforeseen inputs. Given the relational nature of human beings, with a glimpse into the future of assistive robots, it seems relevant to start thinking about the nature of the interaction with such robots, increasingly human-like not only from the outside but also in terms of behavior. The question posed in this abstract concerns the possibility of ascribing the robot not only a mind but a more profound dimension: a Self.


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wHiSPER – investigating Human Shared PErception with Robots 804388
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