Notions such as agency, interaction, gender, sociality, animacy, emotions, and empathy have all been favored in critical explorations of social robotics. In this paper I aim to show that, since the notion of everyday life is motivating the entire field of social robotics and HRI, it is necessary to empirically reconstruct how roboticist within these fields interpret and (re)construct this specific notion. The notion of everyday life with its current meanings and some initial reflections about how such notion gets its content, as well as how this concern differs from the one found in laboratory studies, will be discussed. After these theoretical reflections, very general suggestions will be given about how to empirically study the notion of everyday life when taking into account the ways in which it is being used among the social robotics and HRI engineers themselves.
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