Member of the ROCA-group (KU); Robot Aesthetics:

Activity: Other activity typesOther (prizes, external teaching and other activities) - Other

Laura Beloff - Participant

Through networks and collaborations, the Robot Culture and Aesthetics (ROCA) project aims at uniting cultural and aesthetic theories with practice-based insights in order to imagine, theorize, and create new types of human-technology interaction.
The ROCA project is conceived on the basis of a renewed attention for the 'as if' dimension of robots in present day societies. Increasing use of social robots in health care, education and entertainment challenges the notion of the life-like not only in appearance but also in behaviour and social interaction. Cultural and aesthetic theories provide insights into the ontologies of robots (what defines a robot?) that leads to reflections on 'what defines a human being', as well as the epistemological foundations on which we base our knowledge of the world.
2014 → …

External organisation

NameCopenhagen University; and others (ITU, AAU, ...)

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