"Who's there?": Depicting identity in interaction

Patrick G. T. Healey, Christine Howes, Ruth Kempson, Gregory J. Mills, Matthew Purver, Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Arash Eshghi, Julian Hough

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Social robots have limited social competences. This leads us to view them as depictions of social agents rather than actual social agents. However, people also have limited social competences. We argue that all social interaction involves the depiction of social roles and that they originate in, and are defined by, their function in accounting for failures of social competence.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere37
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2023


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