Social Scientists Go To a Robotics Lab

Steve Fuller, Nick Lee, Frances Griffiths and Ann Adams  at the University of Warwick are conducting a project within the  ESRC-funded programme “Understanding Individual Behaviour”. Their project Mimetic Factors in Human Behaviour: Health and Well-Being focusses on the human ability to imitate others, in order to understand the biological, psychological  and social mechanisms underlying this process (mimesis) and of their interaction with one another and with environmental factors. In this video, a team from the project visit a robotics lab to see if mimetic factors apply to robots:

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