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Turning away from an anthropocentric view on robotics

Rebekka Soma, University of Oslo, Norway
Jo Herstad, University of Oslo, Norway

The field of artificial intelligence and robotics has long adapted an anthropocentric view, putting the intelligence structures of humans as the guiding requirements for developing artificial intelligence. Using Jakob von Uexküll’s theory of Umwelt and subjectivity, this paper aims to explain why we need to turn away from the anthropocentric view on robots.