|Title||Moving android: On social robots and body-in-interaction|
|Tag(s)||EMCA, Robots, Science & Technology Studies, Embodiment|
|Journal||Social Studies of Science|
Social robotics studies embodied technologies designed for social interaction. This paper examines the implied idea of embodiment using as data a sequence in which practitioners of social robotics are involved in designing a robot's movement. The moments of learning and work in the laboratory enact the social body as material, dynamic, and multiparty: the body-in-interaction. In describing subject—object reconfigurations, the paper explores how the well-known ideas of extending the body with instruments can be applied to a technology designed to function as our surrogate.