There are two main goals I set out to achieve here. On the one hand, I intend to delve deeper into the exploration of the sense of touch, which has been largely ignored by philosophers, including empirically minded ones. And on the other hand, albeit not decisively conclusive, my claim is that there are important boundaries of the implementation of social robots in a care setting such as long-term care facilities based on interactive limitations. The limitations in the interactions between human subjects (both care recipients and care givers) and social robots are most visible where touch is involved, hence my preoccupation with it.
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