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Towards a Sociological Understanding of Robots as Companions

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Towards a Sociological Understanding of Robots as Companions. / van Oost, E.; Reed, D.

2011. 3rd International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, Leiden, Netherlands.

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van Oost, E & Reed, D 2011, 'Towards a Sociological Understanding of Robots as Companions', 3rd International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, Leiden, Netherlands, 23/06/10 - 24/06/10.

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van Oost, E., & Reed, D. (2011). Towards a Sociological Understanding of Robots as Companions. 3rd International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, Leiden, Netherlands.

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van Oost E, Reed D. Towards a Sociological Understanding of Robots as Companions. 2011. 3rd International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, Leiden, Netherlands.

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van Oost, E. ; Reed, D. / Towards a Sociological Understanding of Robots as Companions. 3rd International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, Leiden, Netherlands.11 p.

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