Social Robots

A European Research Council funded Social Neuroscience Research Project


The Social Robotics Journal Club

The goal of the Social Robots Journal Club is to discuss recent articles in the field of human-robot interaction (HRI). We will read and dissect papers from a wide range of HRI topics, from the perception of artificial agents, to the beliefs and experiences of human agents, to (non)shared neural representation mediating interaction with our robotic friends and much more. We discuss controversies, common ground and ultimately how the article contribute to our understanding of the mechanisms and consequences of attributing socialness to artificial agents. Every week we will discuss one article in an informal setting. Attendees are encouraged to share their own opinions and perspective on the article. The journal club is open to everyone interested, staff and students. For more information please contact Ruud Hortensius.


The 2017 Summer Tour

Next meeting

July 21
Presenter: Ruud
Article: Özdem C et al (2016). Believing androids - fMRI activation in the right temporo-parietal junction is modulated by ascribing intentions to non-human agents. Social Neuroscience, 7, 1–12.

Upcoming meetings

                                 The Social Robots Journal Club - 2017 Summer Tour

                                 The Social Robots Journal Club - 2017 Summer Tour

July 28
Presenter: TBA
Article: TBA


Aug 4
Presenter: TBA
Article: TBA


Aug 11
Presenter: TBA
Article: TBA


Aug 18

No meeting. Social Robotics Workshop at Bangor!

Past meetings

June 23
Presenter: Malte
Article: Broadbent E(2017). Interactions With Robots: The Truths We Reveal About Ourselves. Annual Review of Psychology, 68:627–652.

June 30
Presenter: Veronica
Article: Wykowska A, Chaminade T, Cheng G (2016). Embodied artificial agents for understanding human social cognition. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371:20150375.

July 7
Presenter: Felix
Article: Hamacher A, Bianchi-Berthouze N, Pipe AG & Eder K. (2016). Believing in BERT: Using expressive communication to enhance trust and counteract operational error in physical Human-Robot Interaction. In 2016 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), (pp. 493-500) . IEEE.

July 14
Presenter: Te-Yi
Article: Lee, K. M., Jung, Y., Kim, J., & Kim, S. R. (2006). Are physically embodied social agents better than disembodied social agents?: The effects of physical embodiment, tactile interaction, and people's loneliness in human–robot interaction. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 64(10), 962-973.

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