Introduction: Challenging Sociality

  • Kathleen Richardson
Part of the Social and Cultural Studies of Robots and AI book series (SOCUSRA)


In this chapter, I explore how robots are added to a long lineage of things that children with autism can relate to better than to other humans. I explore how robots are imagined as occupying a unique liminal space between the human and the nonhuman and can transport social meanings to children with autism. The experiments with robots discussed here are situated as part of a wider practice to promote relationships between humans and machines.


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  1. 1.Faculty of TechnologyDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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