You, Robot

Brian Fiala, Adam Arico, Shaun Nichols

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Abstract

How do people think about the mental states of robots? Experimental philosophers have developed various models aiming to specify the factors that drive people’s attributions of mental states to robots. Here we report on a new experiment involving robots, the results of which tell against competing models. We advocate a view on which attributions of mental states to robots are driven by the same dual-process architecture that subserves attributions of mental states more generally. In support of this view, we leverage recent psychological research on humanrobot-interaction that involves ecologically valid stimuli such as Roombas and humanoid robots.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCurrent Controversies in Experimental Philosophy
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages31-47
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781136335716
ISBN (Print)9780415519663
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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