Integrative Social Robotics, Value-Driven Design, and Transdisciplinarity

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Integrative Social Robotics, Value-Driven Design, and Transdisciplinarity. / Seibt, Johanna; Damholdt, Malene Flensborg; Vestergaard, Christina.

In: Interaction Studies, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2020, p.  111–144.

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title = "Integrative Social Robotics, Value-Driven Design, and Transdisciplinarity",
abstract = "“Integrative Social Robotics” (ISR) is a new approach or general method for generating social robotics applications in a responsible and “culturally sustainable” fashion. Currently social robotics is caught in a basic difficulty we call the “triple gridlock of description, evaluation, and regulation”. We briefly recapitulate this problem and then present the core ideas of ISR in the form of five principles that should guide the development of applications in social robotics. Characteristic of ISR is to intertwine a mixed method approach (i.e., conducting experimental, quantitative, qualitative, and phenomenological research for the same envisaged application) with conceptual and axiological analysis as required in professional studies in applied ethics; moreover, ISR is value-driven and abides by the “Non-Replacement Principle”: Social robots may only do what humans should but cannot do. We briefly compare ISR to other value-sensitive or value-directed design models, with a view to the task of overcoming the triple gridlock. Finally, working from an advanced classification of pluridiscplinary research, we argue that ISR establishes a research format that can turn social robotics into a new transdiscipline.",
keywords = "Care-centered value-sensitive design, Collingridge dilemma, Design for values, Integrative Social Robotics, Ontology of asymmetric sociality, Participatory design, Responsible robotics, Technomoral change, Transdisciplinarity, Value-sensitive design, ontology of asymmetric sociality, participatory design, responsible robotics, CARE, care-centered value-sensitive design, design for values, transdisciplinarity, ANTHROPOMORPHISM, FRAMEWORK, technomoral change, value-sensitive design",
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