Most Cognitive Science students at Linköping’s University know who this famous philosopher is after their introductions course. This year we are proud to present the one and only: Peter Gärdenfors to KVIT 2015. Peter Gärdenfors is a swedish professor in Cognitive Science at Lunds University.
Title: How to socialize with robots
Robots not only appear in industries but they are entering our everyday lives. This brings out a number of questions on how we interact with them and how they can and should interact with us. I argue that research should focus on the robots’ capacities to read the minds of humans, that is their ability to understand the attention, intentions and maybe also the beliefs of the humans they interact with. For example, how does a robot interpret human pointing – and how do we interpret their pointing? It will become clear that the problems of human-robot interaction are indeed central for cognitive science.