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Instrumental Aspects of Social Robot

Robotics has transformed the way technology plays its role in society. Technology works autonomously to help complete human jobs. Its autonomous functions have now been developed for social robots. Even mostly they are not humanoid, they are designed to perform actions that resemble human intelligence. This poster explicates instrumental aspects of social robots. There are three instrumental aspects that can describe the existence of social robots. First, instrumentality of language. I refer to John Searle’s Chinese Room Argument to explain instrumental aspect of language in social robots. Second, instrumentality of skill. Hubert Dreyfus’ phenomenology of skill acquisition will be used to understand the nature of robotic skills. Third, instrumentality of AI technology. I elaborate phenomena of AI that is widely used in industrial, government, and academic world. I focus on AI for online transportation applications in Indonesia.