ReThiCare Dissemination Report (aimed at a general public) for download (click on link) (unfortunately image resolutions had to be reduced to allow for up/download)

German version

English version


Philipp Graf, Christian S. Zarp, Lakshadeep Naik, Kevin B. Lefeuvre, Emanuela Marchetti, Eva Hornecker, Mads B. Sørensen, Laurits V. Hemmingsen, Ebbe V. Just Christensen, Leon Bodenhagen, Norbert Krüger, Andreas Bischof. Distributed Agency in HRI -An Exploratory Study of a Narrative Robot Design. Frontiers in Robotics and AI. Sec. Human-Robot Interaction. Volume 11 – 2024 (special issue on Creative Approaches to Appropriation and Design: Novel Robotic Systems for Heterogeneous Contexts). doi: 10.3389/frobt.2024.1253466 (in press)


Kristian Gohlke, Hannes Waldschütz, Eva Hornecker. WireShape – A Hybrid Prototyping Process for Fast & Reliable Manufacturing of Inflatable Interface Props with CNC-Fabricated Heat–Sealing Tools. Proc. of the 8th ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication (SCF ’23). ACM,  Article 7, 1–8. 

Avgi Kollakidou, Kevin Lefeuvre,  Christian Sønderskov Zarp-Falden,   Elodie Malbois, Leon Bodenhagen, Norbert Krüger, Eva Hornecker. Bibo the Moving Cup for People Affected by Dementia: Design, Ethical Considerations, and First Observations in Use. SN Computer Science. 4:432 (2023). (open access)

Sophie Alice Grimme, Avgi Kollakidou, Christian Sønderskov Zarp, Eva Hornecker, Norbert Krüger, Philipp Graf, Emanuela Marchetti. Floor Cleaners as Helper Pets: Projecting Assistive Robots’ Agency on Zoomorphic Affordances. SN Computer Science 4:372 (2023) (open access link)

Maibaum, A., Bischof, A., Hergesell, J. (2023). Wie kommt die KI in die Pflege – oder umgekehrt? Drei Probleme bei der Technikgenese von Pflegetechnologien und ein Gegenvorschlag. Pflege & Gesellschaft, 1/2023, S. 7-23. 10.3262/P&G2301007

Antonia Krummheuer, Andreas Bischof, Matthias Rehm, Eva Hornecker. Re-Configuring HRI – Part 2: The Mutual Shaping of (Social) Robots and (Social) Institutions. in: Raul Hakli, Pekka Mäkelä, Johanna Seibt: Social Robots in Social Institutions. Proc. of Robophilosophy 2022. IOS Press 2023, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. pp. 657 – 662. DOI 10.3233/FAIA220673


Emanuela Marchetti, Sara Mosberg Iversen. Designing Robots to Laugh at. Re-Configuring Human-Robot Interaction – Workshop @ ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction HRI’2022.

Mucha, H., Correia de Barros, A., Benjamin, J., Benzmüller, C., Bischof, A., Buchmüller, S., de Carvalho, A., Dhungel, A., Draude, C., Fleck, M., Jarke, J., Klein, S., Kortekaas, C., Kurze, A., Linke, D., Maas, F., Marsden, N., Melo, R., Michel, S., Müller-Birn, C., Pröbster, M., Rießenberger, K., Schäfer, M., Sörries, P., Stilke, J., Volkmann, T., Weibert, A., Weinhold, W., Wolf, S., Zorn, I., Heidt, M. & Berger, A. (2022). Collaborative Speculations on Future Themes for Participatory Design in Germany. i-com, 21(2), 283-298.

Hornecker, E., Graf, P.; Bischof, A.; Zarp, C. S.; Kollakidou, A.; Schulte, B.; Marchetti, E.; Lefeuvre, K.; Gohlke, K.; Naik, L.; Franzkowiak, L.; Krüger, N.; Palinko, O.; Sattler, W. (2022): A Design Space Exploration of Creative Concepts for Care Robots – Questioning the Differentiation of Social and Physical Assistance [White paper]. Retrieved from Technical University Chemnitz (MONARCH):

Andreas Bischof, Philipp Graf. Why care of all things? A critical analysis of robotics in care settings. Gerontechnology, 21(s),4-4. (2022).

Britta Schulte, Eva Hornecker. Care Stories: Understanding People’s Hopes and Fears for Technologies of Care through Story Elicitation. Proc. of Academic Mindtrek 2022: 25th International Academic Mindtrek conference. ACM 117–128. 

Emanuela Marchetti. 2022. At observere gennem dine hænder: Tegning som etnografisk praksis. (Observing With Your Hands: Drawing as Ethnographic Practice). In A. Grønning, T. Enemark Kundtofte, & B. Kampmann Walter (Eds.), Medievidenskab: Metoder og Teorier (pp. 83-97). Syddansk Universitetsforlag. ISBN: 978-87-408-3408-6

Eva Hornecker, Antonia Krummheuer, Andreas Bischof, and Matthias Rehm. 2022. Beyond dyadic HRI: building robots for society. interactions 29, 3 (May – June 2022), 48–53. [Open Access]

Anke Brocker, Jose A. Barreiros, Kristian Gohlke, Ozgun Kilic Afsar, Ali Shtarbanov, Sören Schröder. 2022. Actuated Materials and Soft Robotics Strategies for Human-Computer Interaction Design. CHI ’22 Extended Abstracts, April 29-May 5, 2022, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Kristian Gohlke, Wolfgang Sattler, Eva Hornecker. 2022. AirPinch – An Inflatable Touch Fader with Pneumatic Tactile Feedback. In Proceedings of TEI ’22: Annual Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, Feb. 13–16, 2022, Daejeon, Republic of Corea. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 6 pages.

Naik, L., Iversen, T. M., Kramberger, A., Wilm, J., & Krüger, N. (Accepted). Multi-view object pose distribution tracking for pre-grasp planning on mobile robots. In 2022 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) IEEE.

Emanuela Marchetti, Sophie Grimme, Eva Hornecker, Avgi Kollakidou, Philipp Graf. Pet-Robot or Appliance? Care Home Residents with Dementia Respond to a Zoomorphic Floor Washing Robot. Proc. of ACM CHI 2022, ACM. Article 512, 1–21.

Andreas Bischof, Eva Hornecker, Antonia Krummheuer, Matthias Rehm. 2022. Re-Configuring Human-Robot Interaction. In Proceedings of HRI’22: Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, March 7–11. 2022, Sapporo, Japan. ACM/IEEE, New York, NY, USA. [Pre-Print]

Andreas Bischof, Eva Hornecker, Philipp Graf, Lena Franzkowiak (2022): Integrierte Roboterentwicklung für die Pflege. Konzeptuelle und praktische Herausforderungen am Beispiel ReThiCare. TATuP – Journal for Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice, (1)31: 48–54. [Open Access]

Philipp Graf, Kevin Lefeuvre, Oskar Palinko, Lakshadeep Naik, Christian Zarp, Andreas Bischof, Eva Hornecker, and Norbert Krüger. Fostering well-being in care with the nautical designed Plant Watering Robot.  Proceedings of the 17th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications – HUCAPP’22 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Theory and Applications, 255-261.


Kevin Lefeuvre, Philipp Graf and Eva Hornecker. 2021. Designing A Robot for Elderly Care Homes based on the Notion of ‘Robot as Theatre’. Pictorial. Proc. of ACM MUM 2021

Naik, L., Palinko, O., Bodenhagen, L., & Krüger, N. (2021). Multi-modal Proactive Approaching of Humans for Human-Robot Cooperative Tasks. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) (pp. 323-329). IEEE

Avgi Kollakidou, Kevin Lefeuvre, Christian Sønderskov Zarp, Oskar Palinko, Norbert Krüger and Eva Hornecker. 2021. Bibo the dancing cup: Reminding people suffering from dementia to drink. Proceedings of ICT for Health, Accessibility and Wellbeing (IC-IHAW 2021).

Sophie Grimme, Avgi Kollakidou, Christian Sønderskov Zarp, Eva Hornecker, Norbert Krüger and Emanuela Marchetti. 2021. Don’t be afraid! Design of a playful cleaning robot for people with dementia. Proceedings of ICT for Health, Accessibility and Wellbeing (IC-IHAW 2021).

Oskar Palinko, Philipp Graf, Lakshadeep Naik, Kevin Lefeuvre, Christian Zarp, Norbert Krüger. 2021. Intention Signaling for Mobile Social Service Robots – The Example of Plant Watering. In Proc. of Social Robotics. 13th International Conference, ICSR 2021. Springer International Publishing LNCS. 10.1007/978-3-030-90525-5_74.

Arne Maibaum, Andreas Bischof, Jannis Hergesell & Benjamin Lipp. 2021. A critique of robotics in health care. AI & Society Special Issue Critical Robotics. [Open Access]

Andreas Bischof & Juliane Jarke. 2021. Configuring the Older Adult: How Age and Ageing Are Re-Configured in Gerontechnology Design. In: Peine, Marshall, Martin & Neven (eds.): Socio-Gerontechnology–Interdisciplinary Critical Studies of Ageing and Technology. London: Routledge. p. 197-212. [Open Access]

Andreas Bischof. 2021. Körper, Leib und Mystifizierung in der Gestaltung von Mensch-Roboter-Interaktion. In: Escher & Zahner (eds.): Begegnung mit dem Materiellen. Erfahrung mit Materialität in Architektur und Kunst. Bielefeld: transcript. p. 213-228.

Andreas Bischof. 2021. Das epistemische Verhältnis der Sozialrobotik zur Gesellschaft. Epistemische Bedingungen, Praktiken und Implikationen der Entwicklung sozialer Roboter. In: Bender, O. (Hg.): Soziale Roboter. Technikwissenschaftliche, wirtschaftswissenschaftliche, philosophische, psychologische und soziologische Grundlagen. Cham: Springer, S. 21-40. [Open Access]

Jannis Hergesell, Arne Maibaum, Andreas Bischof & Benjamin Lipp. 2021. Zum Potenzial grundlagenwissenschaftlicher Technikforschung für ein »gutes Leben im Alter«. Ein Plädoyer für konsequente partizipative Technikgestaltung. In: Frommeld/Scorna/Haug/Weber (Hg.): Gute Technik für ein gutes Leben im Alter? Akzeptanz, Chancen und Herausforderungen altersgerechter Assistenzsysteme. Bielefeld: transcript, S. 293-316. [Open Access]


Britta Schulte. 2020. Intimate Others. Workshop Contribution: Otherware needs Otherness. NordiCHI 2020. ACM.

Philipp Graf. 2020. Staging Machines as Controlled by Robotic Agents – The „Plant Watering Robot“. Workshop Contribution: Otherware needs Otherness. NordiCHI 2020. ACM.

Britta Schulte, Philipp Graf, Lena Franzkowiak, Eva Hornecker. 2020. Hospital beds, robot priests and huggables: a (fictional) review of commercially available care robots. In: Proceedings NordiCHI 2020. ACM.

Eva Hornecker, Andreas Bischof, Philipp Graf, Lena Franzkowiak, Norbert Krüger. 2020. The Interactive Enactment of Care Technologies and its Implications for Human-Robot-Interaction in Care. In: Proceedings NordiCHI 2020. ACM.

Graf, P. (2020). „That´s Not Robotic Enough!“ – Structural and Disciplinary Constraints in the Interdisciplinary Care Robotics Project »ReThiCare«, Talk at EASST/4S 2020 Conference, Prague.

Philipp Graf, Arne Maibaum, Diego Compagna. 2020. Care, therapy, or sex robots? Results of a scenario study on the use of social robots. TATuP – Journal for Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice, 29(2): p. 52–57. [Open Access]

Andreas Bischof & Arne Maibaum. 2020. Robots and the Complexity of Everyday Worlds. In: Goecke, B. P. & Rosenthal-von der Pütten, A. (Eds.): Artificial Intelligence. Reflections in Philosophy, Theology, and the Social Sciences. Paderborn: Mentis: p. 307–320.


Philipp Graf & Pat Treusch. 2019. „Und dann fängt er einfach an, den Ball auf den Boden zu werfen!“ Einsichten in Interaktionsverhältnisse als Statusverhandlungen mit dem humanoiden Roboter Pepper. In: Hergesell, Maibaum und Meister (Hg.): Genese und Folgen der Pflegerobotik. Weinheim: Beltz Juventa, S. 62-91.

Andreas Bischof. 2019. „Wir wollten halt etwas mit Robotern in Care machen“. Epistemische Bedingungen der Entwicklungen von Robotern für die Pflege. In: Hergesell, Maibaum und Meister (Hg.): Genese und Folgen der Pflegerobotik. Weinheim: Beltz Juventa, S. 46-61.

Andreas Bischof. 2019. Problematische Aspekte der MRI-Forschung, Epistemologische und methodologische Kritik des Zustands eines Feldes. Mensch und Computer 2019 – Workshopband. Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., S. 394-396. [Open Access]

Christian Pentzold & Andreas Bischof. 2019. Making Affordances Real: Socio-Material Prefiguration, Performed Agency, and Coordinated Activities in Human–Robot Communication. Social Media+ Society 5.3 (2019): 2056305119865472. [Open Access]