Technological fantasies of Nao: remarks about alterity relations

Stina Marie Hasse Jørgensen, Oliver Alexander Tafdrup

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In this contribution we investigate how the concept of ‘technological
fantasies’ can be utilized to further develop the understanding of humanrobot relation as an ‘alterity relation’. Postphenomenology emphasizes how
the humanoid robot is constituted as a ‘quasi-other’ in the interaction with
humans. The basis of the article is an experiment we conducted at the
Medical Museion in Copenhagen, involving the humanoid robot Nao as a
tour guide. Through interviews with the participants of the robot guided
tour, we discuss how technological fantasies of the robot play an active part
in the constitution of the alterity relation and thus the experience of the
robot as a quasi-other.
Udgave nummer29
Sider (fra-til)88-103
Antal sider16
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Udgivet eksterntJa