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Children and social robots: An integrative framework

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Project "CHILDROBOT" data sheet

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Coordinator
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM 

Organization address
address: SPUI 21
city: AMSTERDAM
postcode: 1012WX
website: www.uva.nl

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website http://www.childrobot.org
 Total cost 1˙999˙012 €
 EC max contribution 1˙999˙012 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-01-01   to  2021-12-31

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1    UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM NL (AMSTERDAM) coordinator 1˙999˙012.00

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 Project objective

Robots used to be made for labor; now, they are increasingly also made for relationships. Social robots can learn from us, teach us, play with us, and assist us. With the market for social robots expected to grow substantially in the next 20 years, social robots are likely to become a life-changing technology similar to personal computers or smart phones. Still, we still know little about one of the most intriguing, relevant, and timely issues in this process – children’s interaction with social robots. Children are not only increasingly recognized and targeted as early adopters of new technologies; they may also be more susceptible to potential effects of interacting with robots than are adults. As research on child-robot interaction (CRI) is still a fragmented field, the main aim of the proposed project is to develop an integrative framework of CRI. This framework synthesizes theories and concepts from communication research, human-robot-interaction, as well as developmental and social psychology in an entirely new way. It will focus (1) on the antecedents of children’s acceptance of social robots; (2) the con-sequences of CRI for children’s learning of social skills from social robots and their relationship formation with them; and (3) the processes that explain why such effects emerge. The project combines survey and experimental research, thereby bringing an unprecedented, but much needed multi-methodological approach to the field of CRI. Focusing on 8-9 year-old children, the project will also provide two crucial methodological innovations: (a) the creation an inventory of standardized measures for CRI and (b) new procedures and research designs to study long-term CRI. In its pioneering focus on a disruptive new technology, its theoretically unifying character, and its original methodological contributions, the project will not only define the field of CRI, but will also present a completely new agenda for it.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
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2017 Peter, Jochen
Social robots and the robotification of childhood
published pages: 14-16, ISSN: , DOI: 10.2788/05383
Kaleidoscope on the Internet of Toys: Safety, security, privacy and societal insights (EUR 28397) 2019-08-29
2018 Jochen Peter, Rinaldo Kühne
The New Frontier in Communication Research: Why We Should Study Social Robots
published pages: 73, ISSN: 2183-2439, DOI: 10.17645/mac.v6i3.1596
Media and Communication 6/3 2019-08-29
2017 Caroline L. van Straten, Jochen Peter, Rinaldo Kühne
Child–Robot Relationship Formation: A Narrative Review of Empirical Research
published pages: , ISSN: 1875-4791, DOI: 10.1007/s12369-019-00569-0
International Journal of Social Robotics 2019-08-29
2019 Peter, J., Kühne, R., Barco, A., de Jong, C., van Straten, C. L.
Asking today the crucial questions of tomorrow: Social robots and the Internet of Toys.
published pages: 25-46, ISSN: , DOI:
The Internet of Toys: Practices, affordances and the political economy of children’s smart play. 2019-08-29
2017 Peter, Jochen
New communication technologies and young people: The case of social robots.
published pages: 203-217, ISSN: , DOI:
Youth and media. Current perspectives on media use and effects (ed. by R. Kühne, S. E. Baumgartner, T. Koch, & M. Hofer ) 2019-06-18

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