Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorDörrenbächer, Judith
dc.contributor.authorHassenzahl, Marc
dc.description.abstractTypically, social robots are supposed to empathize with humans, understand human emotions, and anticipate human needs. With this chapter, the authors turn the table: What can humans learn through empathizing with technology? How might the design of robots change if developers adopted the perspective of a robot, walking in its shoes to perceive and understand the world from its point of view through sensors and actuators? Is the technomorphization of human bodies a mind-expanding complement to the anthropomorphization of technology? The authors present a range of innovative methods, all of which are based on empathy, for use by robot designers. For example, Thing Ethnography works by attaching cameras to access the perspective of an object. Object Personas is about imagining the personality of an object. When applying Enacting Utopia, designers perform like an object in a positive future. Through with Techno-Mimesis, they are able to perceive a use scenario as an object does. The authors clarify that such kinds of empathy do not happen out of naïveté (Old Animism). When applied consciously, they generate knowledge about—and reflexive distance from—technological objects such as robots.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::U Computing and Information Technologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::T Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Industrial processes::TJ Electronics and communications engineering::TJF Electronics engineering::TJFM Automatic control engineering::TJFM1 Roboticsen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::U Computing and Information Technology::UY Computer science::UYZ Human–computer interactionen_US
dc.subject.othera, aI, Coexistence, Designing, Dorrenbacher, Dörrenbächer, et, Felner, Futures, Hassenzahl, Judith, Marc, Meaningful, Neuhaus, New, Ringfort, Robin, Robots, Ronda
dc.titleChapter 15 Empathizing with Robots
dc.title.alternativeAnimistic and Performative Methods to Anticipate a Robot’s Impact
oapen.imprintCRC Press
oapen.pages16 & Francis open access titles are reviewed as a minimum at proposal stage by at least two external peer reviewers and an internal editor (additional reviews may be sought and additional content reviewed as required).
oapen.peerreviewProposal review
peerreview.reviewer.typeInternal editor
peerreview.reviewer.typeExternal peer reviewer
peerreview.titleProposal review

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

open access
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as open access