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From healthcare to warfare, from education to entertainment, from the public to the private sphere - we are beginning to let robots into our lives.

‘Social robotics’ is a new transdisciplinary research area that investigates conditions, aims, and consequences of the employment of ‘sociable robots’ in contexts of human social interaction. A sociable robot is designed to “enable people to interact with it as if it were a person, and ultimately as a friend” (Breazeal 2002). If human-robot interaction is to supplement or even to substitute human-human interaction, large-scale research questions arise that go far beyond aspects of technological feasibility.

The Research Network for Transdisciplinary Studies in Social Robotics (TRANSOR) is a platform for research exchange and joint Humanities research in social robotics, connecting researchers in philosophy, robotics, cognitive science, psychology, anthropology, educational science, linguistics, art and design studies, and communication and media studies. The purpose of TRANSOR is to create research pathways within and between Danish and international research groups throughout Europe, in the USA, Korea, and Japan.  One of the particular aims of TRANSOR is to address methodological problems of research in social robotics.

Latest news

2017.05.24 | Research news, ISOR, TRANSOR

Book Publication: Sociality and Normativity for Robots

This volume offers eleven philosophical investigations into our future relations with social robots--robots that are specially designed to engage and connect with human beings.

2016.10.31 | Research news, ISOR, TRANSOR

Conference Proceedings: What Social Robots Can and Should Do

This book contains the proceedings of the conference “What Social Robots Can and Should Do,” Robophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016, held in Aarhus, Denmark, in October 2016.

Upcoming events

Thu 22 Jun
10:00-17:00 | University of Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
4th TRANSOR Workshop
Repetition, Spontaneity, and Creativity in Human Robot Interactions: Challenges and Reconfigurations