Media Technology MSc

Human-Robot Personal Relationships


After two successful editions of the HRPR conference, it was a challenge to meet the high expectations that were raised. This challenge contributed to and fueled the organizational and scientific work that made HRPR 2010, the Third International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, the success it became. Since long, thoughts of personal relationships between man and artificial beings have been food for myths, speculation, fear, ridicule, entertainment, and science. Advances in technology and science, but also public interest, are making artificial partners increasingly likely in any of the many forms imaginable. Increasingly, researchers from scientific fields as (social) robotics, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, psychology, philosophy, sociology, and theology are involved in their study. HRRP 2010 aimed at bringing together international researchers, developers, and users to discuss issues and trends, recent research, technological advances, and experiences related to personal relationships with artificial partners. All facets of such relationships were considered relevant – their formation, possibilities, reality, and consequences.

DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-19385-9

Publisher Book Page


Maarten H. Lamers and Fons J. Verbeek (Eds.), Human-Robot Personal Relationships. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST Vol. 59, 2011